Writer Debesh Roy dies

Staff Correspondent | Published: 10:13, May 15,2020 | Updated: 13:09, May 15,2020


Debesh Roy

Veteran Indian Bengali author Debesh Roy, who was conferred the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel ‘Teesta Parer Brittanta’, died at a private hospital in Kolkata on Thursday.

Roy was 84 and he is survived by his son. His wife had died earlier.

He was admitted to the hospital near his residence at Baguihati, in the eastern fringes of Kolkata, on Wednesday after having symptoms like sodium potasium imbalance, sugar problem and breathing problem, his family members said, reports the Hindu.

He suffered a massive cardiac arrest and died at 10:50pm.

A regular contributor to a number of Bengali dailies, he was a staunch critic of the attacks on liberals by in the country in recent times and attended protest meetings despite his failing health.

He was born in Pabna in Bangladesh on December 17, 1936. He had five decades of career as a writer.

Besides ‘Teesta Parer Britanta’, he will be remembered for books like Barisaler Jogen Mondal , Manush Khun Kare Keno and Samay Asamayer Brittanta . His first book was Jajati.


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