Born: 23 July 1898
Died: 14 September 1971
- He was an Indian novelist who wrote in the Bengali language.
- He wrote 65 novels, 53-story-books, 12 plays, 4 essay-books, 4 autobiographies, 2 travel stories and composed several songs.
- He was awarded Rabindra Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi Award, Jnanpith Award, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.
- In 1952, he was nominated to be a member of the legislative assembly.
- He was a member of the West Bengal Vidhan Parishad between 1952–60. In 1954, he took Diksha from his mother.
- In 1955, he was awarded the Rabindra Puraskar by the Government of West Bengal.
- In 1956, he received the Sahitya Akademi Award.
- In 1957 he visited Soviet Union to join the preparatory committee of the Afro-Asian Writers’ Association and later went to Tashkent at an invitation from the Chinese Government as the leader of the Indian Writers delegation at the Afro-Asian Writers’ Association.
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