Shri Utpal Bhattacharjee, the Pathfinder of our Institute, was born on 12th December, 1957 as the second son in the wedlock of Late Ranjit Kumar Bhattacharjee and Late Malati Bhattacharjee. He was brought up in a hard-up family and lived at Kumartuli in a rented house during his childhood. His father was an employee of the Ordinance Factory, Dum Dum, who shifted his family to a government quarter at 18, Mall Road, Dum Dum in 1970. Thus, he was anchored at his work place, the Northern Suburb of the City of Kolkata by the unseen hands of his fate.
The phrase “Struggle and Success” was his firm resolve. He could not though achieve higher academic qualification because of hard reality of poverty; he gained valuable realistic education and purified his soul in course of his struggle for existence. In youth, he crossed the political turmoil in Bengal, occasionally he was emotionally influenced by the political ideology, but the prime motto of his life was to work hard, to sacrifice for family members, relatives, friends, neighbourers and to help the weaker section of the society at large. Resultantly, his unmanageable and indomitable spiritedness and toughness could not blemish his career; rather he became a successful person in all the walks of his life. So, he was counted as the uncrowned leader of the leaders in the locality.
They lived on hand to mouth. Self-immolation of his parents convulsed the core of his heart. At the initial stage, he was engaged as a labourer to earn some meagre amount for maintenance of their livelihood. Later on, he worked in a press. At last, his self confidence, personality and prudence persuaded him to start the business of supply of building materials. He also enrolled his name as the enlisted contractor of Dum Dum Municipality. He ventured on the business of real estate. The fame of his honesty, goodwill and punctuality steadily spreaded over in the business community.
Eventually, his boundless dream, imagination and energy inspired him to lay the foundation of “Kingston Educational Institute”. The journey was full of thorn. Unscrupulous personalities tried to topple down his strenuous mission and efforts in flourishing the entity of our Institute in the educational field. He tackled those untoward situations by his farsightedness. Our Institute is being bloomed in the campus of 83 bighas of land, where School, Degree College, 5 years’ Law College, Management College, Polytechnic College, Teachers’ Training College etc., duly recognized and affiliated to, are being run by experienced and expertise faculties of different disciplines to impart education to the pupil. Especially, Society introduced 3 year’s law course, duly recognised at auxiliary campus (Madhyamgram). We already got recognition from NCTE to start the B.Ed. College at our campus under his guidance. His last dream was to launch and expand our educational activities in the different cities of West Bengal and the neighbouring States. He always strove hard to uplift our Institute as the site of knowledge and sanctity. Besides, he sincerely used to patronage meritorious and needy student for their upbringing and education.
He was a sports lover. He voluntarily came forward to finance for running the Football Coaching Camp in the playground of Dum Dum Jail as well as in the playground of our campus under the guidance of Coaches like Former Olympian Nikhil Nandi, Tulsi Balaram and Moti Singh to find out unknown talent.
From the cradle to the grave, he salvaged countless people in the different fields of the life and so, he was foe-less. Luminary star dropped on 26.06.2017 from the galaxy of successful celebrities, a bolt from the blue.
He was and is the Ark of our Institute. He is immortal in the hearts of all staffs, employees, officers, faculties, educationists, students and members and office bearers of the Society. His generosity, celerity, decision making process, characteristic of grasping the nettle at any situation, prudence, strong morality, transparency and honesty will be our paramount and fundamental beliefs and thought for our long stride in the educational paradise in future.