It was founded as far back as 1926 by some South Indian Community.
Calcutta South India Club is one of Kolkata’s oldest and foremost associations. It was founded as far back as 1926 by some of the stalwarts of the South Indian Community.
The Nobel Laureate Sir C V Raman and the former President of India Dr.
Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan were the first and the second Presidents.
The Club was intended to fulfill the social, cultural and recreational needs of the large number of South Indians who came to Kolkata for employment and education. The activities of the Club have progressively increased over the last eight decades.
The Club which was originally started in a rented premise in Bow Bazar Street was later shifted to a bigger rented accommodation near Deshapriya Park. Now it is situated in its own building at 70B Hindusthan Park, Kolkata-700 029.
C.V. Raman was the first president of the club, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the second,” says Unnikrishnan Nayar, the general secretary.
During Raman’s stint, the club was in Bowbazar. Then it shifted to Deshapriya Park before moving to its current address 40 years ago.
“Members of 500 families socialise at the club now. Ninety per cent of them are south Indian but membership is open to people from other communities too. We have some Marwari, Gujarati and Bengali members,” .
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