Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay

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Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay
বিভূতিভূষণ মুখোপাধ্যায়
Born Darbhanga, Bihar, India
Died India
Occupation Poet, novelist, playwright, essayist
Language Bengali, English
Ethnicity Bengali

Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay (October 24, 1894 – July 29, 1987) was a renowned Bengali author. He was born in Darbhanga, Bihar, India.

Life[edit]

Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay was born on 24 October 1894 in Pandoul, a village of Mithila of Bihar(India). The name of his father is Bipin Bihari Mukherjee and mother's name is Giribala Devi.

Bibhutibhushan's early days were spent in Darbhanga, Bihar, India. His college life was spent in Patna and Calcutta Was a schoolteacher and Manager of Daily English News paper, named "Indian Nation" published from Patna.

He awarded by Ananda Puraskar in 1958, Rabindra Puraskar in 1972 and Sharatchandra Puraskar in 1978. Jagattarini Puraskar from Calcutta University, D.Litt from the University of Burdwan and Desikottama from the Visva-Bharati University of Shantiniketan.

Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay on 29 July 1987, died in his Darbhanga House. He was a bachelor and died at the age of ninety-three.

He has eight brothers and two sisters. He himself was "Mejo" i.e. second in number.

The names of his brothers were, Shashi Bhusan Mukherjee (The elder than him) Hari Bhusan Mukherjee (Third) Indu Bhusan Mukherjee (Fourth) Arbinda Bhusan Mukherjee (Fifth) Mani Bhusan Mukherjee (Sixth) Abani Bhusan Mukherjee (Seventh) Parulbala Devi (1st Sister) Dr. Binoy Bhusan Mukherjee (Eighth) Lilabati Devi (2nd Sister)

Works[edit]

Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay’s first book, ‘Ranur Prothom Vagh’ was published in 1934. Child psychology and humorous element is found in his writing. Childish matters are very common in his writing.

The daily lives of middle class Bengali people are found in his writing.

His literary works were included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali Literature in Bihar and Bengal in India and Bangladesh. The name of the book prescribed for Intermediate class in Bihar was "Kushi Pranganer Chithi".

Novel[edit]

  • Nilanguriyo
  • Swargadapi Gariyasee
  • Tomrai Bharasa
  • Uttarayan
  • Kanchan Mulya
  • Dolgovinder Karacha
  • Rup Holo Abhisap
  • Nayan Bou
  • Panka Pallab
  • Kadam

The Ranu short stories[edit]

  • Ranur Prothom Vagh
  • Ranur Ditio Vagh
  • Ranur Tritio Vagh
  • Ranur Kothamala

Other short stories[edit]

  • Hathe Khari
  • Rel Ranga
  • Barjatri
  • Basar
  • Kokil Deke Chhilo

Travelogue[edit]

  • Kushi Panganer Chithi
  • Duar Hote Adure
  • Ajatar Joyjatra

Natak[edit]

  • Barjatri
  • Tansil

The Book for Children[edit]

  • Ponur Chithi
  • Kilasher Patrani
  • Hese Jao (Poetry)

Other novel and short stories adopted for film[edit]

  • Borjatri-Adapted into film and teleserial
  • Sriman Prithviraj-Adapted into film
  • Nilanguriya - Adapted into film
  • Kanchan Mulya- Adopted into film
  • Fuleshari - Adopted into film

Translated in other languages[edit]

  • Nilanguriya in Hindi with titled as "Nilam Ki Anguthi"
  • Kushi Pranganer Chithi in Maithili with titled as "Kushi Pranganak Chithi"

References[edit]

  • Golpo Songroho (Collected Stories), the national textbook of B.A. (pass and subsidiary) course of Bangladesh, published by University of Dhaka in 1979 (reprint in 1986).
  • Bangla Sahitya (Bengali Literature), the national textbook of intermediate (college) level of Bangladesh published in 1996 by all educational boards
  • Golpo Sanchayan (Collected Stories), national textbook of ICSE second language Bengali.
  • The present updation is done by Anil Kumar Mukhopadhyaya, the youngest son of Hari Bhusan Mukherjee,3rd brother of Bibhutibhusan Mukhopadhyay.