At 100, back to roots
"The Rotary Club of Calcutta started as a club for social and business networking," he said.
Over the years, the Rotary clubs in India came to be associated with several distinguished names. Freedom fighter Surendranath Banerjee was one of the first Indians to be given an honorary membership of the club in Calcutta.
Among other honorary members of the movement across the country were Atal Bihari Vajpayee and J.R.D. Tata. The current honorary members include Ratan Tata and Sachin Tendulkar. Former Prime Minister I.K. Gujral was a subscribing member of a Rotary club in Delhi.