About this author
Kaliprasanna Singha was born on 23 February 1841, He is well known by his pen name Hootum Pyancha, He was a Bengali author, playwright, and philanthropist.
In his short span of life (1841–1870), Kaliprasanna was a man of unbelievably versatile qualities. It is said that he had the power to recollect anything that he would see or hear even once, and that too from a very early age. The foundation of the Vidyotsahini Sabha by him at age 14 bears testimony to the abilities of this child prodigy. Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar was astonished to see how this young boy could mingle with so many elderly associates and lead them toward recreational pursuits such as the organization of the theatres. He died on 24 July 1870 at the age of 30, leaving behind his huge contributions.
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