Samaresh Basu or kalkut was born on December 11, 1924 Bikrampur, Dhaka,Bangladesh. He spent his early childhood here. He was an active member of the trade union and the Communist party and was jailed for that. He wrote his first novel Nayanpurer Mati when he was only 21. Samaresh Basu is a major figure in Bengali fiction wrote more than 200 short stories and 100 novels. Bibar and Prajapati are his controversial novels. Without it, Ganga,Shamba,Dui Aronyo,Jug Jug Jiye etc are his well known novels. Samaresh Basu was the recipient of the Ananda Puraskar and Sahitya Akademi Award .