Eminent Bengali Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away [ Current Affairs ]

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Eminent Bengali literature Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away on 12 May 2015 following a cardiac arrest in Kolkata, West Bengal at the age 65 years and four months. Suchitra Bhattacharya always highlighted the pains and sufferings of women in contemporary society of her writing and she also abided in contemporary social issues mainly affecting the urban middle class.

Image of Suchitra Bhattacharya

Image of Suchitra Bhattacharya

Eminent Bengali Writer

Bhattacharya had written around 24 novels and had composed a large number of short stories in her writing career. Bhattacharya was born on January 10, 1950 in Bhagalpur district of Bihar. Bhattacharya has written some of her famous novels are Dahana (Charred), Kachher Dewal (Wall of Glass), Kachher Manush (Close to Me), Aleek Shukh (Heavenly happiness), Hemonter Pakhi (Bird of Autumn), Gabhir Ashukh (A Grave Illness).

Bhattacharya received many awards as follows:

  1. Nanjanagudu Thirumalamba National Award in 1996
  2. Tarashankar Award (2000), Sharat Puroshkar in 2002
  3. Bharat Nirman Award
  4. Shailajananda Smriti Puroshkar &
  5. Sahitya Setu Award

- Published on: May 15, 2015