A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization




The Bengali Association of Indiana (BAI) is a non-profit socio-cultural organization.  The main objectives of BAI are to engage in educational, cultural, and religious celebrations of Bengal and the Indian subcontinent.  We foster the spirit of friendship and cooperation among our members and local and global communities.   The membership is open to all who believe in the objectives of the BAI, irrespective of race, religion, color, gender, age or national origin.


January 24, 2015, 12 noon

Saraswati Puja, Hindu Temple of Central Indiana



July 10-12, 2015

North American Bengali Conference, Houston, TX


The Executive Committee of Bengali Association of Indiana wishes you, your family and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.  We sincerely appreciate your active participation in all the programs in 2014.

The Bengali community will celebrate Saraswati Puja on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at the Hindu Temple at 12 noon. Puja will start promptly at 12:15 pm. Prasad, prepared by volunteers, will be distributed after the puja. Please let us know if you can help by bringing in food, fruits and flowers.


Dr. Jnanendra Kumar Bhattacharjee

Dr. Jnanendra Kumar Bhattacharjee died Tuesday October 7, 2014 at Fort Hamilton Hospital, Hamilton, Ohio at the age of 78.

Dr. Bhattacharjee has served as President of the Oxford Kiwanis Club and as Board of Director and President of the Oxford Community Foundation.  He has received Kiwanis’ Hixon Award for outstanding service, the outstanding Circle K Advisor of Ohio, a Mayor's proclamation and Oxford's Citizen of the Year among other awards.

Dr. Bhattacharjee was a leader amongst the Indian communities of the Tri-State region of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.  A very ardent supporter of the Hindu Society of Greater Cincinnati, Dr. Bhattacharjee played a key role in the establishment of the new, inclusive, Hindu temple in Batavia.  He was one of a small group of visionaries who, thirty years ago, founded the Tri-State Durga Puja, a fall festival attended by more than 1,000 people from more than three states, most recently held on September 27 and 28.  He was a founder of Agrani (the Bengali Society of Greater Cincinnati).  A great philanthropist, Dr. Bhattacharjee established the effort to annually raise funds for the Free-Store Food Bank in commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.  He led the fund drive efforts in support of the American Red Cross following the devastating tsunami and following cyclones, floods, and earthquakes in his native Bangladesh and India.

Dr. Bhattacharjee is survived by his wife of 45 years, Tripti, his son Gourab of San Diego, CA, and his daughter Mala of Brooklyn, NY.  Visitation will be on Friday, October 10, from 4:00-7:00 PM, at the Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford. Hindu cremation services will be held Saturday, October 11, from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Gwen-Mooney Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Oxford Community Foundation, 22 East High St, Oxford, OH 45056, ( with a memo directed to the J.K and Tripti Bhattacharjee Needy Children’s Fund.



BAI donated $ 750 to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana at 

Sharod Sandya on Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Bengali Association of Indiana (BAI) donated $ 750 to the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana at BAI’s annual fall festival celebration (Sharod Sandhya 2013) on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Mr. David Moore, the Chief Advancement Officer of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, accepted the check for $ 750 from BAI’s fundraising committee members, Mr. Arnab Bag and Dr. Saumyadip Dasgupta.  Mr. Moore met with the president of BAI, Mrs. Kalyani Bose, thanked the audience for the donation, and requested the involvement of BAI members in volunteering for the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.



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Moyer Jewelers, Carmel MS2 Data Solutions National Road Insurance, Robert Young, Greenfield Nephrology & Internal Medicine, Carmel and Fishers Northwestern Mutual, Niteen Nevrekar, Indianapolis
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