MNA Feature Desk: Even after living with extreme poverty, Manik Bandopadhyay chose the literary work as the sole resort of his life and livelihood. Yesterday was the 110th birth anniversary of that powerful novelist who is considered one of the leading lights of modern Bengali fiction.
Prabodh Kumar Bandhopaddhay was born on May 19, 1908 in a city named Dumka in Bihar, later who was widely recognized as Manik Bandopadhyay by his extraordinary writing. He was the eighth among his fourteen siblings. His journey in literature was quite confident.
Manik Bandopadhyay wrote 36 novels and more than two hundred short stories in his 28 years of literary career. His compositions such as Janani, Diba Ratrir Kabya, Padma Nadir Majhi, Putul Nacher Itikatha, Ahimsa, Darpan, Atashi Mami, Pragoitihashik are considered as one of the best sources of Bengali literature. Besides his writings have been translated into many foreign languages.
On December 3, 1956, this greatest novelist of the 20th century died at only 48 years of age.