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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was born on 15th September 1876, in Debanandapur, Hooghly District. He lived in his childhood in his maternal uncle’s home in Bhagalpur. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, alternatively spelled as Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, was a famous Bengali novelist and short story writer from the Indian subcontinent. His Nickname was Nyarha. His spouse were: Shanti Devi (m. 1906–1908) and Hironmoyi Devi (m. 1910–1938). He cleared the Entrance Examination from TN Jubilee Collegiate School in the year 1894 and was admitted to FA class but was unable to continue his next education because of the economic condition.

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay started off being an Assistant Settlement officer, in the Baneli Estate. Later, he worked in Calcutta High Court as a Translator and after that, as a Clerk in the Accounts Department in Burma Railway. Sarat Chandra was also a candidate of the Bengal Congress and took part in the Non-Cooperation movement. He was subsequently elected the President of Howrah District Congress.

His first novel ‘Badadidi' (1907), made him very popular among the readers. ‘Bindur Cchhele' (1913), ‘Parinita' (1914), ‘Baikunther will' (1916), ‘Devdas' (1917), ‘Srikanta' (Part I-IV, 1917-1933), ‘Charirtrahin' (1917) are few of his other famous novels. His novel ‘Pather Dabi’ (1926), was however, banned by the British government for its revolutionary theme. For children he wrote a series of stories and novels, which include the popular ‘Ramer Shumati’ and the short stories about ‘Lalu and his friends.’

A large number of successful films have been made and are still built on his stories, namely, ‘Devdas,’ ‘Parinita,’ ‘Srikanta’ and so on.

He was presented many awards for his contribution to Bengali Literature. ‘Kuntalin Ppuraskar' (1903), ‘Jagattarini Svarna Padak' (1923), membership of ‘Bangiya Sangeet Parishad' (1934) and an honorary D.litt by the Dhaka University in the year 1936. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay passed away on 16th January 1938 at Kolkata.