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Biography : Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay


Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay (Bengali: শীর্ষেন্দু মুখোপাধ্যায়; born 2 November 1935) is a Bengali author from India. He has written stories for both adults and children. He is known for creating the, relatively new, fictional sleuth Fatik
 
 
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay was born in Mymensingh (now in Bangladesh) on 2 November 1935 and lived there up to age ten. During partition his family migrated to Kolkata. He spent his childhood in Bihar and many places in Bengal and Assam accompanying his father, who worked in the railways. He passed intermediate from the Victoria College, Koch Bihar before taking a Masters in Bengali from Calcutta University.
Mukhopadhyay started his career as a school teacher and is now on the staff of Anandabazar Patrika at Kolkata. He is associated with the Bengali magazine Desh.
Spiritually, Mukhopadhyay 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).
 
Comics from his stories
 
A comics based on his book Bipinbabur Bipad was released. With artwork by Swapn Debnath, the 48-page comic was published in monthly issues of Anandamela (September 2006 to December 2006). Another story Nababganjer Agantuk, is now in the process of becoming an action comics by Visual Literature Entertainment, a group of new generation comics creators. Four more comics based on his novellas have been brought out by Parul Prakashani: Patalghar, Bidhu Daroga, Pagla Saheber Kabor and Patashgarer Jangale. They are created by Sujog Bandyopadhyaya.
 
Thrillers
 
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay has also penned thrillers like Shada Beral, Kalo Beral, and even started a series with detective Shabar Dasgupta in the lead. But the series was not successful, so he discontinued writing it.
 
Movies
 
His novels were later adopted in movies.
PatalGhor was adapted into a movie Patalghar by Abhijit Choudhury in 2003.
Kaagajer Bau was also adapted into a 2010 film by director Bappaditya Bandopadhyay.
Nabiganjer Daitto was adapted into a movie Ajab Gayer Ajab Katha by Tapan Sinha.
Hirer Angti was adapted into a movie Hirer Angti by Rituporno Ghosh.
Sadhubabar Lathi was adapted into a movie Sadhubabar Lathi.
In 2010, a film has been released named Banshiwala, the script of which is adopted from the novel 'Banshiwala', written by him. 'Banshiwala' was also published in Desh Patrika.
Gosainbaganer Bhoot, published in "Pujabarshiki Anandamela" adapted into a movie, Gosainbaganer Bhoot in 2011.
Chayamoy, published in "Pujabarshiki Anandamela" has been adapted into a movie by director Haranath Chakraborty and is scheduled to release in 2013. It stars Sabyasachi Chakrabarty (in the title role), Dipankar De and Gaurav Chakrabarty.
Goynar Baksho has been adapted into a movie by director Aparna Sen in 2013.
Ashchorjyo Prodeep has been adapted into a movie by director Anik Dutta in 2013.
 
Works
 
"Jol torongo" was his first story published in the magazine "Desh" on 1959. After 7/8 years of writing story "Ghunpoka" was his first novel published in the annual Puja edition of the magazine Desh. His first children's novel was called Manojder Adbhut Baari.
 
Awards
 
Vidyasagar Award (1985) - for his contributions to children's literature
Ananda Purashkar (1973 and 1990)
Sahitya Akademi award (1988) for his novel Manabjamin.
Banga Bibhushan award (2012)
 
Few Books of Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay
Manojder Advut Bari
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