Skip to main content

Eminent Bengali author Ramapada Chowdhury passes away

By July 31, 2018No Comments

Source : Times of India

Sahitya Academy awardee Bengali writer Ramapada Chowdhury, who authored famous novels like Kharij, Bari Badle Jay and Abhimanyu, passed away at a city hospital on Sunday, his family said. Chowdhury, 95, is survived by his wife and two daughters.

He was admitted to the hospital on July 21 with old age ailments including lung problem. He died of cardiac arrest at 6:30 p.m., a spokesman of the hospital said.

Chowdhury’s novel Abhimanyu was based on the life and work of Dr Subhas Mukhopadhyay who created India’s first and the world’s second test-tube baby in 1978. Director Tapan Sinha turned the story into an award winning Hindi film Ek Doctor Ki Maut in 1990.

Mrinal Sen’s Hindi film Ek Din Achanak (1989) was also based on Chowdhury’s story Beej.

Chowdhury had penned several famous literary works such as Pratham Prahar (1954), Banpalashir Padabali (1960), Ekhoni (1969) and many more.

Born on December 28, 1922 at Kharagpur, Chowdhury’s most active years were between 1950s and ’80s.

His last book, Harano Khata, was published in 2015.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.