Sunil Gangopadhyay was a pioneer of the modern Bengali as well as Indian literature. He was born in Faridpur of present Bangladesh in 1934. An alumni of the University of Calcutta, Gangopadhyay, put his first step into the world of literature by being the editor of ‘Krittibas’, a Bengali poetry magazine in 1953. He has written numerous novels, poetry and stories and his literary works have brought him widespread fame among the children as well as youths. He has used various pen names among which Nil Lohit was the most popular. His remarkable work was ‘Kakababu’ series where the central character is a mid-aged sharp-minded person named Raja Roy Chowdhury aka Kakababu, who along with his nephew Santu, take part in various thrilling adventures to unravel mysteries. Some of the stories of this series have been adapted for film such as ‘Sabuj Dwiper Raja’, ‘Mishor Rahasya’, ‘Ek Tukro Chand’ etc. Gangopadhyay’s other notable works are ‘Pagol Kota’, ‘Aakash Paatal’, ‘Sei Somoy’, ‘Hathat Nirar Janya’, ‘Suniler Satdin’, ‘Kothay Alo’ etc. He was honored with prestigious Sahitya Academy Award in 1985 for ‘Sei Somoy’. He died in October 2012 after experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.