Sharadindu Bandhopadhyay

  • Writer

Mar 30, 1899  in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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One of the most prominent writers of India, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay is known for creating the fictional character of Detective Byomkesh Bakshi. He was a writer of prose, plays, novels, short stories, and screenplays, and contributed to Bengali and Bollywood films. Bandyopadhyay published his first work, a collection of poems titled Jaubansmriti, while he was studying at Vidyasagar College, Kolkata. He was only 20 at the time.

Bandyopadhyay moved to Mumbai in 1938 and started writing screenplays for Bombay Talkies. He contributed to movies such as Durga (1939), Kangan (1939), Navjeevan (1939), and Azad (1940). After working in the industry for almost 15 years, Bandyopadhyay quit movie writing in 1952 and moved to Pune to concentrate on writing. The writer passed away on 22nd September 1970 at the age of 71.