about Bimal Dey
Bimal Dey with cycle

Bimal Dey's Present Activities

Main Tours of 2023:

  • Delhi-Jaipur- Kolkata
  • Stockholm- Oslo- Tromso- Cape North
  • Paris- Bern- Geneva
  • Chamonix- Mont Blanc (Alps)

Lecture & Get-Togethers

  • Alpine Club, France
  • Geographic Consultancy – London, Brussels, Paris, Bern
  • Philosophical Discussion, France
  • Cultural Meeting, Geneva

Consultancy Lecture

  • Religion of Man: Rabindranath Tagore, Geneva
  • Non-Violence Philosophy: Mahatma Gandhi, Switzerland
  • International Day of Yoga, June 21
  • Yoga for Harmony and Peace, inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at  UNO, New York

Interest and Participant Discussion

  • Prabasi Bharatiya Diaspora – Delhi, Mumbai. Jaipur, Ahmedabad
  • Philosophy & Religion, France

Co-operation – Publication

  • In French:

    Équilibre – Yoga & Montagne. Edition Paulsen, Paris

  • In Hindi: Cycle Se Duniya Ki Sair. Rajkamal Prakashan, Delhi
Bimal Dey with cycle

About Bimal Dey

Bimal Dey – “the traveller” – “mystic on wheels” – covered more than two hundred and thirty thousand kilometres on an ordinary bicycle.
His magnificent “around the world” journey started with the grand sum of two dollars in his pocket. No fanfare, no sponsorship, no flag to show around but just his message of Peace, Friendship, Truth and Harmony.
Known as a born traveller, Bimal commenced his voyage in 1956 with a visit to Tibet, on foot. His recently published and acclaimed book “ Mahateerther Shesh Jatry” brings out the highlights of this trip to that great mystic land of the lamas. Seeker of divine knowledge, lover of natural beauty, Bimal is a self-taught philosopher, said BBC.
Born 24 December 1940 in Kolkata. Not a believer of dogmas and degrees. “This world and its people are my teachers”, he said. Began his long wandering on two wheels in 1967. Everywhere he went, he only saw and experienced the wonderful divinity in man which indeed sustained him through many hardships until his journey’s end in 1972. He never once lost his faith in man during his wanderings. All the wonderful people he met, the varied experiences he had to go through in search of his existence, are simply and sincerely narrated in his book “the Traveller” which is a shortened English version of his original Bengali travelogue. “Sudurer Piyasi”.
Love and Tolerance, which he was to see and experience so often in his tours, has only confirmed his belief that they do indeed exist.
Bimal’s one consuming passion is social welfare, towards which he spends all his spare time.
His concern, especially for children, aged people and rural welfare, has brought him the good fortune to be connected with many projects in Africa and India. Many are the orphanages which have benefitted from his energetic work.
Closer to home, Bimal, who hails from and admires the great Vedic traditions of his native place, teaches yoga to eager enthusiasts who have been enchanted by the stories he relates of the Indian Seers.
“We must be active and energetic. When our thoughts, speech and action work together in harmony, it brings success automatically. That is the art of action”. In this mundane world, where the noise of politics, isms and religious dogmas drown out the music in man, fresh indeed is the story of one common man’s tale of mystic wandering.

Bimal Dey - At a Glance

Round the world by an ordinary bicycle 1967- -1972

Professional efficiency in the following fields:

  • International conference coordinator
  • Security and documentation
  • Youth activities and sports
  • Medico-social service
  • United Nations Staff Member 1973-1989
  • Swiss cantl. Govt. 1990-2000

Memberships & Honours

  1. Member of honour: British Polar Research and Educational Program – London
    Special honour by National Geographic Society. Washington, U.S.A.
  2. Life member (only Asian) of the American Polar Society – U.S.A.
  3. Life member: True World Order – Montreal
  4. First President: World Foundation of Yoga – Washington
  5. Life member of honour: International Association of Educators for World Peace, University of Alabama – U.S.A.
  6. Peace Messenger: Copenhagen – Denmark
  7. Founder Advisor: U.N.O. Sports Council
  8. Millennium Traveller France, Announced by Sir Edmund Hillary
  9. Member and Participant “World Discoverer”, Expedition Team U.S.A.
  10. World Citizen Honour, Basel – Switzerland
  11. Bharat Gaurab – India International Friendship Society, New Delhi
  12. At present, volunteer service connected with Philosophy and art culture, known as a Traveller, a Writer and a Philanthropist