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Pandab Goenda: All about Sasthipada Chattopadhyay, author of the books that inspired this ZEE5 Original series


September 10, 2020

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Get to know more about this famous Bengali writer who created Pandab Goenda.

Pandab Goenda is the latest Zee Bangla TV serial to be released on ZEE5 this month. An exciting TV detective show full of adventure and suspense, it is a modern day adaptation of the classic literary series of the same name, written by author Sasthipada Chattopadhyay. Pandab Goenda is about five young friends Babloo (Rob Dey), Bilu (Rishav Chakraborty), Bhombol (Mayukh Chatterjee), Bachchu (Anumita Datta), and Bichchu (Sritama Mitra), who are ace at solving mysteries, accompanied by Panchu, their faithful one-eyed street dog. Here are some facts about author Sasthipada Chattopadhyay that you will enjoy reading.

Watch an episode from Pandab Goenda here:

Sasthipada Chattopadhyay, a renowned Bengali novelist and short story writer, was born in 1941 in the Howrah district of Bengal. He began his career as a journalist for the Sunday edition of Anandabazar Patrika, the famous daily Bengali-language newspaper. During this time, he received the guidance of Rampada Chowdhury and Sagarmoy Ghosh– two great names in journalism and literature.

Sasthipada Chattopadhyay also joined the Indian Railway service. During his tenure here, he penned many short stories, travelogues, and novels, out of which Pandab Goenda soared in popularity.

Pandab Goenda
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Some of the other books published by Sasthipada Chattopadhyay are Sonar Ganapati Hirer Chokh, Chaturtha Tadanta, and Goenda Tatarer Avijaan. If you enjoy reading mystery novels and detective fiction, you will love these, so check them out! Each work makes for a delightful read on a sunny afternoon.

In 2017, Sasthipada Chattopadhyay received the prestigious Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his valuable contribution to children’s literature in Bengali, by the Sahitya Akademi.

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