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Renowned author Samaresh Majumdar passes away

Renowned author Samaresh Majumdar passes away

Cultural Desk

Renowned Indian author Samaresh Majumdar has passed away. He was 81. Indian media confirmed his death news this evening.

Samaresh Majumdar breathed his last at 5:45 pm in Kolkata today (May 8) after being hospitalised for COPD complications.

The popular author was best known for his Animesh series of novels, the second of which (Kalbela) won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1984. Samaresh Majumdar was also known for creating the detective character Arjun, who is the central character of the 2013 film Arjun – Kalimpong E Sitaharan.

The Bengali film Buno Haansh, which released on 15 August 2014, is also based on his novel of the same name, which was published in Pujabarshiki Anondolok.

He passed his childhood days in the tea gardens of Dooars, Gairkata in Jalpaiguri district of India's West Bengal.

He studied in Jalpaiguri Zilla School. Later, he did his bachelor's degree in Bengali literature from Scottish Church College in Kolkata and Master's in Bengali Literature from the University of Calcutta.

His first story appeared in Desh literary magazine in 1967. Dour ("Run") was his first novel, which was published in Desh in 1976.

The well-known writer was associated with the Ananda Bazar Prakashana, a major publishing house in Kolkata.
Mentionable, he was born on March 10, 1942.

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