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Calcutta Club

Calcutta Club {কলকাতা ক্লাব} is a social club located on Lower Circular Road in Calcutta India. It was established in 1907 and the first president of the club was H H The Maharajah of Cooch Behar, Sir Nripendra Narayan.

Although not the oldest private members club in the city, it is notable because it was formed at a time when the existing Bengal Club only admitted whites as members. Lord Minto, the Viceroy of India at the time, had wished to invite Rajen Mookerjee to dine at the Bengal Club and, when the discriminatory policy was thus exposed, a decision was taken to form a club with a membership policy not dictated by race.

Calcutta Club, Kolkata

The Calcutta Club remains a popular social hub for the wealthy in the city. The club has historically restricted membership to men. However, this was changed in 2007 and the club started admitting women members.

External links

  • Calcutta Club Ltd Official Website
  • Background story on formation of Calcutta Club from The Tribune

The Calcutta Club was the name given to the official smoking room in Clongowes Wood College in Ireland. The club existed until the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland on March 29, 2004 when the room on the first floor of the Higher Line Gallery was closed. The club still exists but unfortunately has moved outside the college buildings.

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