He was born in Faridpur in modern-day Bangladesh. He was based in Kolkata, now in India at the time of partition in 1947, and chose to remain in India when his birthplace fell to the share of East Pakistan.
He found employment at the Dum Dum ordnance factory in Kolkata during the Second World War. After that, he joined Kolkata National Bank.
His story Abataranika was adapted into Mahanagar (The Big City) by Satyajit Ray in 1964, with Madhabi Mukherjee as lead. Ras(রস) was adapted into Hindi film, Saudagar (1973), by Shubendu Roy, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Nutan and Bangladeshi Film Poush Maser Pirit by Nargis Akter, starring Ahmed Rubel and Sadika Parvin Popy. 1988 Bengali film, Phera by Buddhadeb Dasgupta, was also adapted from his story.
- Holde Bari
- Sukh Dukher Dheu
- Chorai Utrai
- Okhore Okhore
- Sreshtha Golpo
- 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.
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