Born: Labhpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (23 July 1898 – 14 September 1971) was one of the leading Bengali novelists. He wrote 65 novels, 53-story-books, 12 plays, 4 essay-books, 4 autobiographies and 2 travel stories. He was awarded Rabindra Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi Award, Jnanpith Award, and Padma Bhushan.
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