Early Life and Education
Rash Bihari Ghosh was born in Bajitpur Kishore Ganj and studied at Dhaka University on a soccer scholarship and began his career as Chemistry tutor at Jagannath University college (now Jagannath University), After freedom movement and murder of Bangabandhu he left country and came to England to do Ph.D. on how to mitigate water pollution as he was brought up on the bank of polluted Buriganga River in Dhaka. Rash earned his Ph.D. in hydrology under the direction of Professor William Kershaw at the University of Salford in Manchester.
Dr. Ghosh was acting general secretary of Bangladesh teachers association in Majib Nagar when Dr. A. R. Mullick was president. Dr. Ghosh replaced Dr. Anisuzaman who was called by Prime minister Tajuddin Ahmed and shortly after Ghosh was called by acting president Sayed Nazrul Islam and he was replaced by Dr. Ajoy Roy.
Dr. Ghosh was British council scholar and his Fellowship was prevented by Bangladesh Military Government because of his close Association with Funding father sheik Majibur Rahman.
Career as a Water Scientist
Dr. Ghosh’s outstanding doctoral worked in England open the door for his future career. He had been involved in the investigation of Europe's most polluted estuary of the river Mersey in greater Manchester and Liverpool Bay and assisted Northwest water authority, British environment department in the Mersey estuary cleanup.
He was a lecturer of Water Science and Technology at University of Salford in Manchester. He was a scientist at Stanford and conducted research on Canopy chemistry, nutrient cycling, global warming and their interaction with climate and prepared one of the largest datasets on Canopy Chemistry globally supported by NASA.
Dr. Ghosh has resolved several nationals and internationals environmental disputes. For example, he was invited from CalEPA by the Greater Bay Area citizens in late 1980s, he was chosen because of his international experience in estuarine and brackish waters sciences to resolve long term dispute among South Bay Dischargers, San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board, Citizens for Better Environment. Dr. Ghosh reviewed 5 volumes of technical reports prepared for South Bay Dischargers and his findings were accepted by all parties satisfactorily and the long standing problem was resolved out of court.
Dr. Ghosh worked as scientist for California Department of Health Services and Cal Environmental protection Agency for 14 years and oversaw several Superfund toxic waste sites and successfully completed cleanup and or made significant progress to mitigate the groundwater contamination. He is an expert witness in this field. Dr. Ghosh and Nobel Laureate Dr. Charles Townes and Nobel Laureate Dr. Glenn Seaborg and Nobel Laureate Dr. Douglas Osheroff co-founded the International Institute of Bengal and Himalayan Basins (IIBHB) to advocate for water issues in developing countries.
Dr. Ghosh was invited by Chinese Engineering Professional Association to present his Hydrogramin (inject fresh water to the depleted aquifers) technology at an international conference in Hilton, Burlingame Ca in July 2014 and received generous endorsement of his Hydrogramin technology. His global water movement and Hydrogramin technology was funded by Ghosh's own resources and supported by the family.
Civil Rights Cases
Dr. Ghosh as civil rights plaintiff made a rare case against his employer Cal EPA in May 2000 for age discrimination. He also lost two houses in Berkeley and a considerable amount of cash deposit in a zoning case against Berkeley municipal corruption. He became a victim of elder abuse by local governments high officials. He has appealed to Appellate and California Supreme Court and US Supreme Court.
Dr. Ghosh at a conference
CAL EPA settled the case with Dr. Ghosh and the city of Berkeley took over the matter and began to retaliate. The city made two false cases against Ghosh in Berkeley superior court, alleging zoning and building violations. Both cases were dismissed by the court after the judge inspected the site. The judge also made a settlement effort to resolve it permanently. The settlement drawing was prepared with the instruction of the commissioner, with consent from both parties involved.
Berkeley superior court in early 2000 dismissed two building zoning violations cases against Dr. Ghosh at 1700 Dwight way and 2507-209 McGee Ave. City Rep. Zack Cowen and Mark Rhodes (city manager) did not sign the document.
Most Notorious Planned Crime Against Dr. Ghosh
Dr. Ghosh has been a victim of ongoing discrimination by the City of Berkeley. Primarily, his properties were raided several times before becoming seized: closing his residence, non profit and center for his Temple at 1700 Dwight way, Berkeley, CA. In addition, the city collected $177,000 in form of a check for property repairs. Once receiving the check -- instead of using the money for repairs --the authority broke its written promise, selling the properties and keeping all funds. Furthermore, Dr. Ghosh has faced three false felony charges by his own local governments, accusing Ghosh of domestic violence, despite Dr. Ghosh has no domestic relationship.
Dr. Ghosh is still looking for assistance during this troubling time in his life. The battle against injustice has been a life-long goal of Ghosh. To provide assistance, click below to assist as a donor or email us regarding other means of assistance.
Although Mr. Frank Roesch handled this matter for more than 10 years, he could not resolve the situation, but rather create more problems. He sold Dr. Ghosh's property without signature from Dr. Ghosh's. Not only this, but Mr. Roesch and the City of Berkeley collected said $177,000 cash from Dr. Ghosh under judicial threat. Afterwords, $40,000 in repairs were provided and $17,000 for proper permits. On top of that $200,000 in additional costs were collected by the city, including a lien against the property. All being said, the city receiver sold the property for $265,000, instead of using already provided funds meant for repairs, essentially rescinding all actions previously stated.
In this situation, Dr. Ghosh is pleaing for assistance to undertake the case, fighting against blatant corruption and injustice.
To note: both of the cases against the city were dismissed by Commissioner Rantz within 6 months, in early 2001.
After running for the US Senate in California in 2018 to reduce corruption, racism and to stop the American blood shed over water and oil, he returns to his work on water science. Dr. Ghosh is currently writing about his work and applying for patents.
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