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CSI WB Branch was registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961 at Kolkata on 23rd Day of May 2001.
It was in 1946, an early summer evening, some of the doyens of Medicine in India were travelling by a train to Asansol in West Bengal to attend the State conference of the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
It was like any other summer evening in this part of the country, replete with clamour of men and women engaged in their livelihood, the whistle of the engine and the muttering of the wheels grinding against the track. Beyond the window one could see the roads that 'spread out like a tedious argument'. The evening was drawing in with the darkness descending like a 'patient etherised upon a table'. And then there were political instabilities round the corner. But nothing seemed to deter these gentlemen inside the compartment.
For it was a historical moment and they were discussing formation of the Cardiological Society of Bengal. The Cardiological Society of Bengal was thus born on the 11th April, 1946 with Dr. B.C. Roy, the legendary physician (who later on became the Chief Minister of West Bengal) as its first President.