Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay was a Bengali novelist and writer. Bandopadhyay was born in Ghoshpara-Muratipur village, in the 24 Parganas of Bengal, British India in 12 September 1894 at his maternal uncle’s house. His father, Mahananda Bandyopadhyay, was a scholar of Sanskrit and a Kathak that means one who tells stories for living. His early days were spent in abject poverty. He completed his undergraduate degree in History, at the Surendranath College, Kolkata; but he could not afford to enroll for the postgraduate course at the University of Calcutta. He married Gouri Devi, but she died in childbirth after only a year of their marriage. At age 46, Bibhutibhushan married again Rama Chattopadhyay. Their only son, Taradas, was born in 1947. In 1928 his first novel and a great masterpiece, Pather Panchali (also known in English as Song of the Little Road) was published. It made him instantly popular. Bibhutibhushan’s works are mostly concerned with the lives of people from rural Bengal. His writings come alive with vibrant and thoroughly normal characters from the countryside. His most well known book, Pather Panchali incorporated (along with Aparajito and Apur Sansar) into the memorable Apu Trilogy films by Satyajit Ray. He died on 1 November, 1950, of a heart attack while staying at Ghatshila.