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Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

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Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Born: 2 November 1935

  • He is a famous Bengali author from India.
  • He has written stories for both adults and children.
  • He is known for creating the relatively new fictional sleuths Barodacharan, Fatik and Shabor Dasgupta.
  • He is associated with the Bengali magazine Desh.
  • He is heavily influenced by the Hindu sub-sect of Thakur Anukulchandra.
  • Many of his books are dedicated with a salutation ‘Ra-Swa’. Ra-Swa stands for Radha Swami (this is a standard salutation for followers of Anukul-Thakur).
  • “Jol torongo” was his first story published in the magazine “Desh” in 1959.
  • After 7/8 years of writing story “Ghunpoka” was his first novel published in the annual Puja edition of the magazine Desh.
  • He received Vidyasagar Award (1985) for his contributions to children’s literature.
  • He received Ananda Purashkar (1973 and 1990), Sahitya Akademi award (1988) for his novel Manabjamin, Banga Bibhushan award (2012).

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