Bankim hails from a small village, Satyanarayanpur, in the agricultural heartland of Bengal. His father is a farmer by profession and his mother is a homemaker. They have about 3-4 bighas of ancestral land on which his father farms. Agriculture is the only source of income for the family. Bankim did his Madhyamik (Class 10) from a local school in his village. He joined Gosaba, in Sunderbans, to pursue his higher secondary education in the field of humanities. His new school was 9 kms from his house.
His parents were not aware of any career options and left it to him to decide what he wanted to do. Bankim’s childhood dream was to pursue an English Honours degree. But in Class 11, he got in touch with some students from a law school who had come to sensitize students about law in a neighboring school. Encouraged by his friends, he got in touch with the student volunteers from IDIA, and appeared for the aptitude test, which he did well in. He finally got admitted to Jogesh Chandra Chowdhury Law College, Calcutta University. Bankim was one of the brightest students in IDIA classes, and we have seen him grow from strength to strength with the amazing amount of hard work he is always ready to put in. He enjoyed college, and knows that he is moving in the right direction.
Post graduation, he wants to sit for the WBCS, UPSC and the SSC examinations.