Bengali Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passes away

Eminent Bengali writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away on 12 May 2015 following a cardiac arrest in Kolkata, West Bengal.

She was one of the most popular and powerful novelists of contemporary Bengali literature.

Her writings dwelt on contemporary social issues mainly affecting the urban middle class and also highlighted the pains and sufferings of women in contemporary society.

About Suchitra Bhattacharya

  • Suchitra Bhattacharya was born on January 10, 1950 in Bhagalpur district of Bihar.
  • In her writing career, she had written around 24 novels and had composed a large number of short stories.
  • Some of her famous novels are Dahana (Charred), Kachher Dewal (Wall of Glass), Kachher Manush (Close to Me), Aleek Shukh (Heavenly happiness), Hemonter Pakhi (Bird of Autumn), Gabhir Ashukh (A Grave Illness).
  • Some of her novels were also adapted into movies.
  • Her writings have been translated into a number of languages like Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Oriya, and English.
  • Awards: Nanjanagudu Thirumalamba National Award (1996), Tarashankar Award (2000), Sharat Puroshkar (2002), Bharat Nirman Award, Shailajananda Smriti Puroshkar, Sahitya Setu Award.
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