Born: 16 March 1880
Died: 27 April 1960
- He, better known by the pen name Parashuram was a Bengali writer, chemist, and lexicographer.
- He was chiefly known for his comic and satirical short stories and is considered the greatest Bengali humorist of the twentieth century.
- He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956.
- He was a man of diverse achievements.
- He was an active member of the National Council of Education, founded in 1903.
- He served on the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad.
- He even provided covert assistance to the revolutionaries of the Indian Independence Movement in the form of money and chemicals, and also provided his expertise in making bombs.
- He also played a major role in the history of printing in Bengal.
- He was the principal assistant to Sureshchandra Majumdar, credited with creating the first linotype in the Bengali script.
- The second edition of Parashuram’s Hanumaaner Svapna Ityadi Galpa was the first book to be completely printed in Bengali linotype.
- He received a good deal of recognition for his writing.
- Calcutta University awarded him the Jagattarini and Sarojini medals in 1940 and 1945 respectively.
- In 1957, the University awarded him D.Litt. Jadavpur University followed suit the next year.
- Krishnakali ityadi golpo won the Rabindra Puraskar in 1955, and in 1956.
- In 1958, he was awarded the Akademi Puraskar for Anandibai Ityadi Galpa.
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