(Last Updated on : 14/08/2012)
Nabendu Ghosh was born in 1918. He had been a leading Bengali novelist of his times and has written the screenplay for some of Bollywood
movies as well. Dacca, Bangladesh was his birthplace and there earned a post-graduate degree in English literature. He, however, chose to write in Bengali - his mother tongue. His first step towards fame was in 1945 with the controversial novel Dak Diye Jayee. The novel is set in the canvas of the Indian national movement; unfortunately, the colonial government banned the book.
Biography of Nabendu Ghosh
After resigning from the Bihar Secretariat from the clerical post, Ghosh moved to Kolkata
in 1945. Very soon, he emerged as one of the leading progressive writers of the region. It was director Bimal Roy
who introduced him into Hindusthani cinema
. When Bimal Roy joined Bombay Talkies
to direct Man, he made up his team along with him, which included Ghosh, Salil Choudhury
, Hrishikesh Mukherjee
and Asit Sen. Ghosh's moving screenplays played a fundamental part in Roy's significant successes such as Biraj Bahu, Devdas
, and Sujata.
Through the decades, Ghosh worked in collaboration with such leading directors as Dulal Guha, Satyen Bose, Guru Dutt
, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Besides several literary awards, he also won the Best Screenplay Writer Award in 1968, Filmfare Award
for the Hrishikesh Mukherjee-directed Manjhli Didi. Nabendu Ghosh became directing films in regular pace from 1988 with the critically acclaimed film Trishagni. Ashok Kumar's biography, Ashok Kumar
: His Life and Times (1998 was also authored by him.
Filmography of Nabendu Ghosh
Awards Received by Nabendu Ghosh
||Aamoo Ban Gaye Phooh
||Biraj Bahu; Aar Paar, Naukri
||Ganga Ki Saugandh
||Raja Aur Runk
* Bankim Puraskar from the Bangla Academy, Govt. of West Bengal
* Haraprasad Ghosh Medal from Bangiya Sahitya Parishad
* Bibhuti Bhushan Sahitya Arghya
* Bimal Mitra Puraskar
* Amrita Puraskar
* 1997: Honoris Causa conferred by Film and Television Institute of India for his "Significant Contribution to Indian Cinema
* 1989: Indira Gandhi Swarn Kamal ( National award) for Production and Direction - 'Trishagni'
* 1969: Filmfare Best Screenplay Award, Majhli Didi (1969)
* BFJA Award for Best Screenplay: Majhli Didi (1969)
* BFJA Award for Best Screenplay: Teesri Kasam (1967)
* Film World Award for Best Screenplay (Do Anjaane)