Who is the brand ambassador of West Bengal?

Former Indian cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is the current brand ambassador of the state of West Bengal. He was appointed as the brand ambassador in November 2023, replacing Shahrukh Khan.

West Bengal

West Bengal is a state in the Eastern part of India along the Bay of Bengal. The size of the state is 88,752 square kilometers. It is the 13th state in terms of size and 4th most populous state in India. The state capital is the port city of Kolkata. West Bengal was carved out of undivided Bengal during the partition of India in 1947, with Muslim-majority East Bengal becoming East Pakistan. Dating back to the Vedic period, West Bengal has been a part of many ancient empires, such as the Mauryas, Guptas, Vangas, and others. The state was the seat of power for the British Empire in India till 1912.

West Bengal is the sixth largest economy among the states in India, with a gross state domestic product of 17.19 lakh crore rupees in the 2023-24 period. However, it is ranked 26th in terms of the human development index, with a figure lower than the national average. West Bengal is a hub of jute and tea industries and also has many famous steel plants.


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