Manik Bandopadhyay Biography, Wiki & Top Books list

Manik Bandopadhyay was born on 19 May 1908 in Dumka, a small town in the state of Bihar in British India. Manik’s real name was Prabodh Kumar Bandhopaddhay. His ancestral home was Bikrampur, at Dhaka district. Because of his dark skin, he was called as Kala Manik by his family members. He was the fifth number of the fourteen children of his parents.

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Personal life of Manik Bandopadhyay

Manik Bandopadhyay is always good at his education life. He passed the entrance examination from the in 1926, and get first division with letter marks all his subjects. Later, in 1928 he passed I.Sc. With first division. He got admitted to the B.Sc. course in mathematics at the Presidency College and passed with good results. In 1938, he started his career as the Headmaster of Mymensingh Teachers Training School.

In his life writing was the only source of income for Manik Bandopadhyay. He worked as editor of Nabarun for a few months in 1934. Later he worked as assistant editor of literary magazine Bangasree as well.

Literary life of Manik Bandopadhyay

When he was in college, he publishes a story in the magazine Bichitra with this his journey begins in literature. He was well known Indian writer and novelist. He was a great person in 20th century Bangla literature. He produced many novels and a short story. His popular works are, Purbasha, AnandaBazaar Patrika, Jugantor, Probashi, Desh, Chaturanga, NoroNari, Bosumati, Golp-Bharati, Mouchak, Pathshala, Rang-Mashal, Swadhinata, Agami, Kalantar, Parichaya, Diganta, Sanskriti, Mukhopotro, Ononnya, Ultorath, Elomelo, Modhyabitta, Sharodi, Sonar Bangla, Ononya, Krishak, and Swaraj.

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He also wrote a fiction book named Atashi Mami. His most popular creation Padma Nadir Majhi and Putul Nacher Itikotha consider great novelist Bengali literature since Bankimchandra, Rabindranath. Unfortunately, he got a very short life. He was admitted to the Nilratan Government Hospital on 2 December. On the day 3 December in 1956, He went into a coma and died in the year of 48.