Dr. S.R. Bose was born on 15th February 1888, at Nagbal village, Hugli district (near Chinsurah). Educated at the Presidency College of Calcutta from 1905-1908. B.A. degree in 1907 and M.A. degree in 1908. Doctorate in Botany in 1922 from Calcutta University. He worked at Mycological Laboratory of University Sorbonne, Institutes Viticultures, Jardin des Plantes (Nat. Hist. Museum), Paris, Botanical Laboratory of the Imperial College of Science, London, Cambridege, Kew Gardens, Edinburgh, Berlin, Baarn, Zurich, New York and Syracuse Forestry Institute.
Recipient of several prizes in recognition of his mycological researches, Emeritus Professor of Medical Mycology in the School of Tropical Medicine since 1960 and Emeritus Professor of Botany at R.G. Kar Medical College, since 1957.
Prof. Bose published 119 original papers on mycological aspects in international journals. He took active part in several national and international gatherings. He was elected Vice-Presidents of Mycology Section of International Botanical Congress held in Stockholm, 1950, President of Botany Section of the Indian Science Congress in 1938, twice, President of the Indian Botanical Society and the Bengal Botanical Society, Honorary Member and Fellow of the Bengal Botanical Society and Indian Phytopathological Society.
He passed away on 6th December, 1970.