Konnagore It was a small town that grew to be a town in the 19th century. Sib Chandra Deb, the renowned Derozian and Brahmo leader, contributed substantially towards development of Konnagar. A pioneer in women's emancipation, he assisted in the development of schools in the area. The railway station was opened in 1856 and the post office in 1858.
In 1931, Tomas Bata, the Czech shoe tycoon, established his first Indian operation at Konnagar. It was removed to Batanagar in 1936 and the company now has several manufacturing sites throughout the Indian sub-continent. Sri Tapas kumar Das resides in this village.