Persons in News: Sunil Gangopadhyay

Eminent Bengali writer and poet Sunil Gangopadhyay passed away.

  • imageHe was Sahitya Akademi President.
  • Known for his poems and novels in both West Bengal and Bangladesh.
  • Used the pen names Nil Lohit, Sanatan Pathak, and Nil Upadhyay
  • First poem: ‘Ekti Chithi’ (A letter)
  • First novel: ‘Atmaprakash’ (Emergence)
  • Other significant works: ‘Pratham Alo’ (‘First Light’), and ‘Purbo-Paschim’
  • His wrote thriller ‘Kakababu’ series which became very popular among children and teenagers.
  • He received Sahitya Akademi award in 1985 for his novel Sei Somoy.



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