Shomik Dutta, who is accompanying Barack Obama, president of United States of America, is one of the youngest and among the nine Indian-origin people in the White House and he has North East India connection through his father, Ronojoy Dutta, who was born and brought up in Shilling, Meghalaya.
Ronojoy Dutta was born at Banashree, Nongthymmai in Shillong. Ronojoy passed his school from St Edmund’s School, Shillong in the 1965 batch. He was the president of United Airlines— the largest airlines in the world.
Barak Obama is touring India presently and will have many bilateral discussion with Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Incidently, Dr. Manmohan Singh is also an MP from Assam. Also Shillong Chamber Choir, which made North East India proud by winning ‘India’s Got Talent – Khoj 2′ on Colors TV earlier this month, has been invited by the Government of India through the Ministry of External Affairs to perform before visiting US president Barak Obama.
Shomik Dutta graduated from Williams College in 2005 with a double major in Economics and Government. After graduation, he joined Martin O Malley (then Mayor of Baltimore running for Governor seat in Maryland) campaign first in media planning and then financial planning. Shomik then joined Presidential candidate Barack Obama as his mid-Atlantic Finance Director. After the glorious win of Obama as President, he was then inducted by US president Barrack Obama in his legal team, and served the White House Counsel as a special assistant to President’s Counsel Greg Craig.
Currently Shomik is engaged with the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA), as the special counsel to the Chairman, the FCC’s liaison to Congress. OLA provides lawmakers with information regarding FCC regulatory decisions, answers to policy questions, and assistance with constituent concerns.