ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

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.



Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

649for India

$20for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top