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Bengali Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away

May 15, 2015 10:01 IST

Suchitra BhattacharyaEminent Bengali writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away on 12 May 2015 following a cardiac arrest in Kolkata, West Bengal. She was 55. She was one of the most popular and powerful novelists of contemporary Bengali literature.

Her writings were based on contemporary social issues mainly affecting the urban middle class and also highlighted the pains and sufferings of women in contemporary society.

In her writing career, she had written around 24 novels and had composed a large number of short stories. Some of her famous novels are Dahana (Charred), Kachher Dewal (Wall of Glass), Kachher Manush (Close to Me), Aleek Shukh (Heavenly happiness) and Gabhir Ashukh (A Grave Illness).

Her writings have also been translated into a number of languages like Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Oriya and English.

She was bestowed with various awards for her work including Nanjanagudu Thirumalamba National Award (1996), Tarashankar Award (2000), Sharat Puroshkar (2002), Bharat Nirman Award and Sahitya Setu Award.

Suchitra Bhattacharya was born on 10 January 1950 in Bhagalpur district of Bihar.

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