Samaresh Majumdar was a renowned Bengali author, know about his wife and daughter
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Samaresh Majumdar, a Bengali author who won a Sahitya Akademi Award and was renowned for depicting the turbulent Naxalite period of the 1970s, passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata.
Author Samaresh Majumdar death reason, biography, age, family, wife, daughter, books list, nickname
Shri Samaresh Majumdar will be remembered for his contribution to Bengali literature. His works capture different aspects of the society and culture of West Bengal. My condolences to his family. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 8, 2023
79-year-old Majumdar passed away on Monday night. Since then, his death has caused immense grief all over the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow over his passing, saying that Majumdar would be remembered for his contribution to “Bengali literature.”
On the other hand, Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, also expressed her condolences for his passing and called it an “irreparable loss to the literary world.”
Since then, he has become a popular topic of discussion, with many people trying to find out more about him. So, here’s what we know about him:
Who was Samaresh Majumdar?
Samaresh Majumdar was a well-known Indian writer, renowned for his writings in Bengali. He has been in the news because he passed away recently at the age of 79.
He was born on March 10, 1944, in West Bengal. He was brought up in the tea gardens of Dooars, Gairkata, in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal.
He did his schooling at Jalpaiguri Zilla School, Jalpaiguri. Later, he attended Scottish Church College in Kolkata, where he did a bachelor’s in Bengali literature. Subsequently, he did his post-graduation in Bengali literature at the University of Calcutta.
He passed away on May 8, 2023, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. At the time of his death, he was 79 years old.
He was married, but there are no details about the Indian Bengali writer from West Bengal, Samaresh Majumdar wife.
Samaresh Majumdar’s daughter Doel Majumdar said that there will be no rituals on the occasion of his death and the last rites will be done at the Nimtala crematorium in Kolkata.
Samaresh Majumdar began his writing career in the 1960s and has since produced more than 200 books, including novels, fiction, thrillers, children’s books, travelogues, and short tales, in a variety of genres. Nonetheless, his vivid descriptions of Bengal’s culture and politi around the middle of the 20th century are what people most often associate him with.
His several renowned books include “Saatkahon,” “Daybadhha,” and “Bandinibash.” He has received several honors, including the Sahitya Akademi Award for “Kalbela” in 1984. In addition to this, he has received the Bankim Award and the Anand Award. He received the “Banga Bibhushan” award from the West Bengal government in 2018.
Cause of death of Samaresh Majumdar
For more than 12 years, Majumdar has struggled with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He’s been receiving treatment for more than a month. However, his condition had recently gotten worse, and he was on a ventilator. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his condition and passed away at about 5.45 p.m.