Legendary Bengali writer and Sahitya Akademi President Sunil Gangopadhyay died here early on October 23 following a major cardiac arrest, family sources said.
Equally acclaimed for his poems and novels in both West Bengal and Bangladesh, the Sahitya Akademi winner, 78, leaves behind his wife and son who lives at Boston in the US.
Gangopadhyay was suffering from prostrate cancer for some time. The body has been kept at a city mortuary.
Born in Faridpur now in Bangladesh, Gangopadhyay's family shifted to Kolkata before the 1947 partition of India. He obtained a Master's degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta in 1954....more
05:49 PM, Oct 23, 2012