Late Sunil Gangopadhyay was one of the most illustrious literary figures in the world of Bengali literature. A critically acclaimed poet, best-selling novelist, and writer, he penned eighteen novels, numerous collections of poems, children's books, short stories, and essays. Many of his novels have been translated into English, and some have been adapted into cinematic works. He was the founder editor of Krittibas, a groundbreaking Bengali poetry journal, and the joint editor of the reputed Bengali literary magazine, Desh. Sunil Gangopadhyay attended several international literary conferences and received numerous prestigious awards, including Ananda Puraskar (1972 and 1989), Sahitya Akademi Award (1985), and Saraswati Samman (2005). He had been elected president of the Sahitya Akademi and was a visiting professor at Visva-Bharati University.