Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay was a renowned Bengali writer and a novelist. He was born on 12th September, 1894 in the village of Ghoshpara-Muraripur. His father's name was Mahananda Bandyopadhyay. By profession, he was a Sanskrit scholar. Bibhutibhushan spent his early days of life in extreme poverty. But still, it did not affect his educational career. Removing all obstacles, he completed his graduation in history. Thereafter he tied knot with Gouri Devi, who died a year later while giving birth to her child.
As all through his life, Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay underwent hard times, his writings reflect that tragic feel of solitude. Before taking up writing as a profession, this noted personality was engaged in different professions. He taught in school, became an estate manager and a secretary to financially support his family.
Thereafter in the year 1921 his first short story was published. However, Mr. Bandopadhyay's first novel, Pather Panchali brought him world-wide recognition. With the release of this literary work, he became one of the leading authors in the field of Bengali literature. One of the best-known Bengali film makers, Satyajit Ray, made film on this novel. Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay wrote many books and novels. Some of the most reputed ones are:
Heera Manik Jwale
Maraner Danka Baje
Adarsha Hindu Hotel
When he was 46, Bibhutibhushan got married with Rama Chattopadhayay. In the year 1947, their son Taradas was born.
On 1st November, 1950 this noted figure breathed his last. While residing in Ghatshila, he had a coronary attack and at the age of 56 Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay died.
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