Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay is a renowned name in the history of Bengali literature. He was born on 12th september in 1895 in the Bandyopadhyay family originated in the Panitar village near Basirhat in West Bengal. He was born in Muratipur village near Kalyani in Nadia. His father was Mahananda Bandyopadhyay who was a sanskrit scholar and a story teller and Mrinalini Devi was his mother. He was the eldest of the five children of his parents.
Bandyopadhyay studied at Bongaon High School as a talented student. He completed his intermediate Art examination with first division and undergraduate degree in Economics, history and sanskrit at the Surendranath college in Kolkata. Later he joined as a teacher in a school in Jangipara in Hoogly.
Bandyopadhyay succeeded in the presentation of his literary talent through his immortal writings of Bengali literature. His works show the setting of rural Bengal. The characters are from the rural areas and this is evident in his works like Pather Panchali, Adarsha Hindu Hotel, Ichhamoti, Bipiner Sansar, Aranyak etc. Pather Panchali made Bandyopadhyay famous. It’s sequel Aparajito and Pather Panchali got translation into numerous languages. His Taranath Tantrik was popular for readers and it was a grand successs.
Bandyopadhyay breathed his last on 1st November in 1950 in Ghatshila and Heart attack was the cause of his death. His house in Ghatshila has been named Gouri Kunj. We can’t forget a great writer like Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay.