Sunil Gangopadhyay Biography, Awards

 
 









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Tue, 2012-10-23 (All day)





* 1972: Ananda Puraskar
* 1985: Sahitya Akademi Award
* 1989: Ananda Puraskar
* 2002: Sheriff of Kolkata
* 2004: Saraswati Samman
* 2011: The Hindu Literary Prize, shortlist, The Fakir
* 2012: Sera Bangali Lifetime Achievement Award by Star Ananda





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Sunil Gangopadhyay was an Indian poet and novelist.He was born in Faridpur in what is now Bangladesh. He studied at the Surendranath College, Dum Dum Motijheel College, City College, Kolkata - all affiliated with the University of Calcutta. Thereafter, he obtained his Master's degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta in 1954.
He married Swati Bandopadhyay on February 26, 1967. Their only son, Sauvik, who stays in Boston, was born on November 20, 1967. Sunil Gangopadhyay died at his South Kolkata residence in the early hours on October 23, 2012 following a massive heart attack.


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