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Nabendu Ghosh was an acclaimed author in Bengali literature. He has written screenplays of various classic Bollywood movies. Amongst others, he is particularly known for his screenplays of Sujata, Bandini, Devdas, Majhli Didi, Abhimaan and Teesri Kasam. He has written stories for movies like Baap Beti, Shatranj, Raja Rani. He has also acted briefly in Do Bigha Zameen, Teesri Kasam and Prahaar. Later in his career, he directed four movies as well.

Nabendu Ghosh was born in 1917 in Dhaka (presently in Bangladesh). At the age of 12 he became a popular actor on stage. As an acclaimed dancer in Uday Shankar style, he won several medals between 1939 and 1945. Ghosh lost a government job in 1944 for writing Dak Diye Jaai, set against the Quit India Movement launched by Indian National Congress. The novel catapulted him to fame and he moved to Calcutta in 1945. He soon ranked among the most progressive young writers in Bengali literature.

After partition, Urdu was declared the state language of East Pakistan; thereby banning all Bengali literature and films. It was this political division that prompted Nabendu Ghosh to join Bimal Roy in 1951, when he left to make films for Bombay Talkies. Others in the team included Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Asit Sen and Paul Mahendra.

Nabendu Ghosh has written on all historical upheavals of 1940s - famine, riots, partition - as well as love. His oeuvre bears the distinct stamp of his outlook towards life. His literary efforts are 'pointing fingers.' There is a multi-coloured variety, a deep empathy for human emotions, mysterious layers of meaning, subtle symbolism, description of unbearable life. Love for humanity is also reflected in his writings. He has to his credit 26 novels and 14 collections of short story.