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Narayan Sanyal passed away - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at 19:51

Compiled by Chitta Haty, 200CST

An alumnus of Bengal Engineering college and eminent writer of modern Bengali literature sri Narayan Sanyal passed away on last Monday (07/02/2005). He was 81 yrs of age. According to the family sources, the writer died at his residence in Kolkata following a major cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.

He was born in Kolkata on 26th April 1924. His father was late Chittasukh Sanyal and mother Late Basantalata Devi. After completing his science graduation from Calcutta University in 1944, he joined BEC in Civil engineering department and passed out from there in 1948. Then he joined PWD as Building Engineer. Later he joined NBO (National Buildings Organisation - Ministry of Works and Housing, Eastern Region, Govt. of India). He was a Fellow of the "Institute of Engineers" (India) in 1976 and also a Fellow of the "Association of Engineers" (India) in 1976. He retired in 1982 from there.

But he was famous for his writing in Bengali literature. His first novel was "Bakultala PL Camp",but Narayan Sanyal shot to fame as a novelist in "Dandak Sabari".His first book "Muskil Asan" was published in 1954.Then he wrote nearly 150 books over his 50 yrs as writer. Timi Timingil,Abak Prithibi, Aparupa Ajanta, Parikalpita Paribar, Gramer Bari, etc are few to note here. His versality in literature was spread over all sorts of taste - from technology (Vastu Vijnan), animal world for juvenile and adults (Na Manushi Viswakosh), novels on Devadasi system (Sutanuka Kono Dvadasir Nam Nay ) to social problems(Ashleelater Daye).

He was awarded with Rabindra Puraskar in 1969 for "Ajanta Aparupa" and Bankim award in 2000 for "rupmanjari". He was also honoured with the Narasingha Dutta Award. His "Gramya Vastu" and "Parikalpita Paribar" was adjudged the best book in Bengali for the new-literate in 1958 and 1959 by the Govt. of India. All India Radio declared the dramatised version of his "Timi Timingil" as the best radio broadcast drama of 1982.

Among the novels, which he had penned on which films were made, included "Nilimay Neel" (Bengali)and "Satyakam" (Hindi) for which he got the best 'Film Story Writer Award' in 1970 by the 'Film Journalists Association' of Bombay and Hyderabad..

May his soul rest in peace!

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Comments by Readers
Comments by tanmay from India on Monday, April 03, 2006 at 02:16 - IP Logged
ananda bazar group, in any of its publications,should have at least carried an obituary.
Comments by Nirbhik Sengupta from Singapore on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 19:46 - IP Logged
During my college days in 1991 to 1995 I came close to Mr Narayan Sanyal as one of the member of the Organising Committee for REBECA. I also had an opportunity to visit his residence during the height of our peaceful agitation against Diision of Hostel in 1995 as a Memeber of BECSU. I was really moved by his profound knowledge, wit and humane behavior inspite of being a celebrity. I am deeply in grief over his sad demise. He was a permanent member of 'Robibasorio Adda in all REBECA that we had organised. I think everybody will feel his absence in today's REBECA specially in the morning programme of Robibasorio Adda. May the Almighty rest him in peace.
Comments by Pralay from India on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 07:48 - IP Logged
I deeply regret and express my consolation to his family.


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