Homecoming and Settlement

In the aftermath of World War II, the victorious Allied forces were returning to their respective homes. This period also saw many Tamils making their way back to Calcutta, specifically migrating towards the South Calcutta region around the Lake Market area. This shift was observed from their prior residences in Howrah, Central Calcutta, and Bhawanipore.

Founding of Bharathi Tamil Sangham

In 1941, the desire to satisfy the Tamil literary intellect led to the inception of Bharati Tamil Sangam. Dr K. S. Krishnan, a noted scientist and an associate of Dr C. V. Raman, took the initiative and became the Sangham’s founding President.

Notable Contributors

Several past office bearers, including Mu. Srinivasan, Bhuvana Natarajan, Dr. (Mrs.) Renganayaki Mahapatra, Su. Krishnamurthy, D. Gnanasekaran, G. Venkatesh, G.V. Subramanian, and Dr. R. Nakkeerar, have made significant contributions to the cause of Tamil through Sangam activities. Renowned scholars and personalities throughout the country hold honorary memberships at this Sangam.