Husband: Partho Paul
Some lesser known facts about Agnimitra Paul
- Agnimitra Paul is a former fashion designer and Indian politician, who is the President of BJP’s Mahila Morcha, West Bengal. She started her career as a fashion designer and designed costumes for various Tamil films.
- In 1992, she met Partho Paul for the first time when he went to visit his father for some official work. At that time, Partho had just entered his family business and worked at Palson Drugs and Chemical Industries. In their first meeting, they immediately liked each other and soon started dating. He talked about how they fell for each other and said,
I first met Partho in 1992, when he was visiting my father for some government work. Our first impressions? My dad liked him right away, my mom was a little wary, and I thought he was a very real person. I then completed class 12th with the dream of clearing JEE and becoming a doctor. But they say that when it comes to love, everything pales in comparison.
- Agnimitra wanted to become a doctor since childhood. She worked hard to make this dream come true and appeared in JEE exam for two consecutive years. When she could not pass the waiting list, her parents donated money to a medical college in Bangalore to secure her admission. She went to Bangalore’s medical college to pursue her dream, but returned a week later as her boyfriend Partho made a ruckus about it.
- When she was in a relationship with Partho, she used to exchange romantic cards with him. Later, she followed her heart and married Paul, who is now the executive director of a pharmaceutical company, Palson Drugs and Chemical Industries. After marriage, she did a course in fashion designing at BILAMS while she was pursuing her Masters in Botany.
- While pursuing a course in fashion designing, she developed a strong interest in this field and decided to pursue a career as a fashion designer. This time her husband supported her and she started her career in fashion designing by working in various fashion houses. She is the first working woman in her family. In an interview, thanking her husband, she said,
Who would have thought that a few hours every morning at BILAMS would inspire me to embrace fashion design with such commitment! And this time Partho didn’t get in my way. I was the first in the family to start working and I am really grateful for the support and encouragement from my husband and in-laws.
- In 1996, he started working with renowned designers like Ritu Beri and earned around Rs. 2,500 every month. He continued to do so for five years and raised initial funding to start his own store.
- Later, she brought her own fashion retail label named Inga. Her fashion store is at 13, Palit St, Ballygunge in Garcha, Kolkata.
He designed costumes for various Tamil films such as Hungama and Bidhatar Lekh, which were directed by Swapan Saha and Raja Mukherjee respectively. In 2001, he designed the costumes for Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche, a Bollywood film starring Sridevi.
- Working as a fashion designer, she was actively involved in social causes such as providing support for acid attack survivors and helping visually impaired people.
- In March 2019, she became a politician and joined BJP. He always praised PM Narendra Modi and in an interview he said,
It is because of Narendra Modi that I have joined the party. I admire her; I am a huge fan and would be happy to work under his leadership. I have joined BJP for them, no one else and nothing else. I like his speeches, policies and the kind of work he has done for the country. India is in a very strong position because of his international policies.
- In 2019, she was also elected as the President of BJP Mahila Morcha, West Bengal. After being elected as the President of Mahila Morcha, she came up with a training workshop for women ‘UMA’ which taught self-defense to women in 23 districts of West Bengal.
- In 2021, he contested the Legislative Assembly election from Asansol South Legislative Assembly in West Bengal. She won the election against Sayani Ghosh, who was the Congress candidate by 1800 votes.
- As of 2022, it has five pending cases related to various sections of the Indian Panel Code. Of these, there are four charges under section 506 of the IPC for punishment for criminal intimidation. He is charged with use of dangerous weapon to cause hurt to any person in accordance with Section 324 of IPC and of causing grievous hurt as per Section 325 of IPC. This is followed by seventeen charges according to various sections of the IPC.