By Nishchupp - 15 May 2011, 18:52
- 15 May 2011, 18:52 #788102
The famous Bengali writer Syed Mustafa Siraj was born in a village named Khoshbaspur in the district of Murshidabad in 1930. In his early days, he enjoyed a bohemian life style. Once he joined a folk drama group 'Aalkaap ' and travelled the districts of Murshidabad, Malda, Burdwan, Birbhum and also performed in Kolkata. In those days, he used to perform whole night and sleep in day time. He used to play flute. He was a teacher of folk dance and drama. But oneday he got tired of this life and felt he had a wider life spreading around him. He turned his face to writing poetry and short stories. Later he came to Kolkata and enter the world of serious writings and immediately became famous for his short stories.
He got "Ananda Puraskar", "Bankim Puraskar", "Sahitya Akademy Puraskar", "Bhualka Puraskar", "Narsingdas Puraskar" and a lot of awards for his literary excellence.
He is also a creator of a detective character "Goenda Colonel Detective Colonel. An ex-Colonel Niladri Sarkar is the hero to find out the culprit or killer. The stories are so interesting that Siraj has got own fan followings. From children to old people, there are huge number of readers who are fond of Colonel Niladri Sarkar.
A retired Colonel – Niladri Sarkar – was the eccentric sleuth in Syed Mustafa Siraj’s stories, narrated by a lazy journalist (Jayanta) who accompanied him on his missions. The colonel was a butterfly collector and ornithologist, smoked pipes and had a Santa beard. He was also jovial and liked quoting Bengali proverbs & nursery rhymes.
Siraj did not start his career writing for children. His reputation was built on writing novels & short stories for adults. He started writing for children to respond the huge demand for that genre in Bengali.
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