Atri Bhattacharya

Atri Bhattacharya is an IAS officer who is currently Additional Chief Secretary in West Bengal. As Principal Secretary Tourism, he led the team that put Durga Puja on the world map, now tagged by UNESCO as an Intangible Heritage Property. He is also an enthusiastic quizzer who has been the Bournvita Quiz (radio) and Quiz Time (TV) champion as well as a finalist on BBC MASTERMIND. He is a writer, speaker, avid traveller, actor, photographer and a chef who wants to travel the world with camera and keyboard

An Intangible Asset

After the UNESCO tag, Durga Puja is a global event

06 October 2022


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