March 16, 2020: Narayan Sengupta - WWII's Women at War

Narayan’s mother immigrated from France and his father from India. Ten members of his French family served in the military and on the Indian side, two were noted historians. In WWII, Americans liberated Narayan’s mother and grandparents in France. He’s written five books about World War I and World War II, many articles and websites.

Narayan is trilingual and speaks varying degrees of about seven other languages. He loves to travel across the US and abroad. He was Star Student at North Fulton High School, majored in History at Emory and earned an MBA from Georgia State. He worked at Fortune 500s and founded New Frontiers International, a custom software firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

Narayan Sengupta has been Smyrna Rotary Club President twice, is Chair of the Cobb Rotary Council, and on the Smyrna Veterans Committee. In the past, he founded SuperSmyrna, was on Smyrna's Educational Task Force, LCI, Community Core Council and the board of the National Museum of Commercial Aviation. He founded Smyrna, Georgia’s on-going annual Veterans Day event in 2008 and has MCed several times. In 2010, the Smyrna Rotary Club named him “Smyrna Citizen of the Year,” the only time it was conferred on a club member. He has received a Mayor’s Education Volunteer of the Year and also a Volunteer of the Semester awards. He has been Principal for a Day at three different schools.

He is the very proud father of two daughters. His significant other (and fellow avid historian) is Patricia W. Huff. Together they visit various historical sites such as Gettysburg, Fort McHenry, Fort Sumter, Normandy, Verdun, the battleship Alabama, aircraft carrier Yorktown, etc.

Narayan has a BA in history from Emory University and an MBA from Georgia State. He has written five books on air combat, tanks, POWs, etc. He’s also authored many articles for newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals and websites. His and websites have had millions of visitors.

Posted by Bill White
March 17, 2020


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