About this author
Samaresh Basu was born on 11 December 1924 in Bikrampur, Dhaka (present-day Bangladesh). He was an Indian writer in modern Bengali literature, known for his versatility and vast range of themes.
He penned his first published novel, Uttaranga. After release, he devoted his time entirely to writing, refusing his old job offer. He wrote over 200 short stories and 100 novels under the pen names, Kalkut and Bhromor, revolving around themes of political activism, middle-class life, and sexuality, two of which were banned for a brief period with charges of obscenity.
He was awarded the 1980 Sahitya Akademi Award in Bengali, by Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, for his novel, Shamba. He won the 1983 Filmfare Awards for Best Story for Namkeen.
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