Field of Achievement: Writer & Journalist
Date of Birth: April 17, 1945.
Place of Birth: Hijaldiha
Name of Spouse: Purabi
No. of Children: one son and two daughter
Education: Calcutta Univ
Career: Editor, Anami; Chairman, Swapnaneer Sahitya Basar, Kotulpur;
Membership: Hon Member, Research Board of Advisers, ABI (USA)2000,
Publication: Mousumi (1967), Smriti Santwana, Avista Sanlap (1974), Ekhan (1984), Jiban Aamar Amal Jiban (1985 poetry-feature book), Kabitar Janya Beiman Ghatak (1986), Kalam Dharlai Aami Raja (1991), Nabin Sapath (1996), Nirbachita Kabita (2001); Hiranmoyer Sukh Dukha, Santanu Tar Parimondal Ebang (1987), Avike Niae Galpa (2006)-short-story books; Birambanar Sourav (2003 novel), Bharat Bhramaner Diary (2006)
Awards: Awards recipient of 90 awards and prizes including: Mrigana Prize 1974, Sandipan Patatri Award 1976, Moinak Award 1994-95, Namita Award 1996, Sudha Smriti Award 1997, International Man of the Year 1997-98, Najrul Award, Jibanananda, Prabaha Award, Sopan Award 1999, Dalit Sahitya Academy Award 1999, Dour Puraskar, Satadal Abrittiloke Sambardhana 2000, Charankabi Sahitya Samman 2000, Best Citizen of India Award 2001, Rising Personalities of India Award 2001, Rastriya Gourav Award 2001, Great Achievers of India Award 2002, Bharat Vikas Award 2002, Jewel of India Award 2002, Rastriya Gourav Samman Puraskar 2002, NIC Lifetime Achievement Award, Delhi 2002, Kabi Gopal Bhowmik Smriti Award 2004, Charankabi Academy Sahitya Samman 2004, Gandhabanik Award (twice), Santipur Orient Club Award (thrice), Bhabanipur Pathagar Award (twice), Kabya Bisharad Upadhi, Granthashri Pathagar 1st Prize, Roygunakar Bharat Ch Pathagar 1st Prize, Baidyabati Club 1st Prize, Sucharita 1st Prize, Rabibasarat 1st Prize; nominated for: Vikas Rattan Award (twice), Outstanding National Citizen Award, Gem of India Award, Arch of Excellence Award, Hind Gourav Award, Rastriya Rattan Award, Lifetime Achievement Award (twice), International Intellectual of the Year, IBC (UK) 2001, Industrial Excellence Award 2004, Biswa Bangla Kabita Utsav Sambardhana 2004, Daspur Sahitya Samsad Sambardhana 2005, World Medal of Freedom, ABI 2005, Order of American Ambassadors, ABI 2006, Anami Puraskar 2006, Sambardhana (on attaining age of 60) 2006, Bakul Samman 2007, Oikatan Samman 2007, Srijan Samman 2007;
Address (Office): Vill. & P.O. Kotalpur 722141.