Profile and biography of Sir Nirad C. Chaudhury, Controversial author of Bengal


See detail information about Sir Nirad C. Chaudhury, the most controversial writer of Bengal

Sir Nirad C. Chaudhury, the most controversial writer, spent his childhood in Kishorganj, Bangladesh. From his early childhood he has an affinity for literature. He has an astonishing memory power that he always showed into his life.

Like others he came to Kolkata for higher studies. He was First class in BA (History). Though he took admission for MA but did not complete. He was a believer of gathering knowledge, not qualification.

He started his professional career as clerk in Accounts Department of Indian Army. During that time only he started submitting popular articles in magazines. His first article on poet Bharat Chandra was published in one of the prestigious English magazine, Modern Review. Shortly he left the job and started his journalism career. At that time he was a well-known writer on Probasi and Sonibarer Chithi.

After that he worked as secretary of Mr. Sharat Chandra Bose, brother of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. During that period he was able to watch closely several political personalities. Apart from his career he did not stop writing articles. Continuously he wrote in English and Bengali newspapers. He also worked sometime for All India Radio. Then he shifted to Delhi.

Though he wrote several popular articles he was not satisfied. By nature he was straight-forward. He never used to think twice while criticizing. Due to that reason only he suffered many problems in his life. With all odds he did not leave his hope.

At the age of 52, he was succeeded to get published his famous as well as controversial book "The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian". After that he never looked back. He then left India and started living in England. It was told that He knows better English than British. Not only in English language, his writings in Bengali also landmark to itself.

In the year 1990, He received Honorary Doctorate degree of letters from Oxford University. He was a Fellow of the Royal Literary Society. In 1992, he received CBE by the Queen of England.

He passed away at the age of 101 in his home, Oxford, England.


Reference: www-stat.stanford.edu/~naras/ncc/


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