From Calcutta To Kolkata, His 43-Year Legacy At The Bengal Club | Mohammad Riyazuddin | People First

Md. Riyazuddin has been working at the Bengal Club for more than 40 years now. The Bengal Club in Kolkata, is the oldest social club in India and was considered the ‘unofficial headquarters of the British Raj’ when Calcutta was the capital of British India. Four generations of his family have been serving the club, which started with his grand-father, followed by his father. His eldest son has carried the baton forward. He has literally seen ‘Calcutta’ change to ‘Kolkata’. When he started working in 1983, the city was fairly simple: Park Street was not as crowded as it is today, and work for the country’s first metro network was still in progress.

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