Born in 1936, in a village of East Bengal in India, Sri Gopal Bhattacharjee had his early education in the University of Gauhati, in Assam. At the age of 19, in 1956, on seeing a book with Sri Aurobindo's picture on the cover at a railway station in Assam, he was inspired to meet The Mother in Pondicherry He met Her on 16th October, 1956, and immediately on return, opened a Centre in Digboi, Assam, where he was engaged as an apprentice. The same year, with The Mother's blessings, he left for England to pursue higher training in engineering. While in England, he maintained contact with the Mother through personal letters.
In 1972, he organised Sri Aurobindo's Birth Centenary celebrations in different states of India, and opened many Centres. After that, as Joint Secretary of the Society, he has travelled abroad and visited more than 120 countries in order to spread the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, and to let the people of the world know of Sri Aurobindo's integral Yoga. His articles and interviews have been published by the national dailies in different countries, including the U.K. and the U.S.A. He has also given talks on radio, and has appeared for interviews in many countries.
Sri Aurobindo Society is a consultative member of UNESCO. Mr Bhattacharjee has represented the Society at the UNESCO Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations at Paris many times. At the 22nd Annual Conference in Paris in 1990, he was elected, by an overwhelming majority, a member of the UNESCO Executive Committee in Category B of NGO.
A Fragrant Flower of Cambridge (Sri Aurobindo - His Contribution to Humanity)
• : Lecture delivered on 27th April at Cambridge University by Gopal Bhattacharjee.- Second Edition.- Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Society, January 1993
An Outline of Sri Aurobindo’s Epic Poem ‘Savitri’
• : A talk given by on 6th November 1988 at the Imphal University.- First Edition.- Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Society, 1991
Ароматный цветок Кембриджа: Шри Ауробиндо - его вклад в сокровищницу человечества
• : Лекция, прочитанная 27-го апреля 1991 г в Кембридже
Общие контуры эпической поэмы Шри Ауробиндо "Савитри"
• : Беседа, проведенная 6-го ноября 1988 г в Импальском Университете