Calcutta Club is a social club located on 241 A. J. C. Bose Road, Kolkata 700020 (earlier known as Lower Circular Road) in Kolkata, India. It was established in 1907 and the first president of the club was H H The Maharajah of Cooch Behar. Although not the oldest private members’ club in the city, it is notable because it was formed at a time when another club admitted only whites as members. Lord Minto, the Viceroy of India at the time, had wished to invite Sir Rajen Mookerjee to dine at that 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. The Calcutta Club remains a popular social hub for the wealthy in the city.
Calcutta Club is iconic among the social clubs in the city and I feel immensely proud and privileged to be a member and for having been elected as President. Calcutta Club is our 2nd home, and let us all endeavor to make it homely and also maintain its great heritage.