West Bengal Current Affairs - 2019

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Haradhan Bandopadhyay passes away

image Famous screen and theater actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay (86), who had starred in many films of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, passed away.

Celebrated films in which he featured include ‘Mahanagar’, ‘Sakha Prashakha’, ‘Sonar Kella’ and ‘Jai Baba Felunath’, directed by Ray. Bandopadhyay, also appeared in the  recent Bollywood film ‘Barfi!’.

He was honored with "Banga Vibhushan" in 2012 by the Bengal government.

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Persons in News: Sunil Gangopadhyay

Eminent Bengali writer and poet Sunil Gangopadhyay passed away.

  • imageHe was Sahitya Akademi President.
  • Known for his poems and novels in both West Bengal and Bangladesh.
  • Used the pen names Nil Lohit, Sanatan Pathak, and Nil Upadhyay
  • First poem: ‘Ekti Chithi’ (A letter)
  • First novel: ‘Atmaprakash’ (Emergence)
  • Other significant works: ‘Pratham Alo’ (‘First Light’), and ‘Purbo-Paschim’
  • His wrote thriller ‘Kakababu’ series which became very popular among children and teenagers.
  • He received Sahitya Akademi award in 1985 for his novel Sei Somoy.

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