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Sunil Gangopadhyay: A Writer and a Star

Sunil Gangopadhyay, the popular Bengali author and president of the Sahitya Akademi, died in October last year. In this article a friend shares memories of the writer who has been a huge influence on Bengali life and letters. The Trinamool Congress government at first responded in a perfunctory manner to Gangopadhyay's death but on seeing the huge crowds - the largest since Tagore's funeral - the party took over the funeral and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led the procession to the cemetery.
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