Sailen Ghosh

Sailen Ghosh is an eminent Bengali child literator and a dramatist.

Personal Life

Sailen Ghosh was born on 1931.He played a role in the famous drama Dakghar written by Rabindranath Tagore when he was in Class IX. The tragic death of the protagonist Amal at the end of the story touched the heart of the author. This death raised a question in his mind when he was barely a teenager. He asked himself what would have happened had Amal managed to get everything he craved for. Since there was nobody to answer his question, he started searching for the answer on his own and wrote a new drama, Gharer Kheya, by adopting the same theme. This incident was the beginning of his journey as an author.


Sailen Ghosh wrote dramas for children. He became the director of these dramas too. In 1959 He became attached with the Manimela organisation and started writing for them.He has bagged several awards, including the prestigious Sangeet Natya Academy Award, Vidyasagar Award and Nehru Fellowship.He has written several stories, novels and dramas for children in various bengali magazines like Anandamela,Sandesh etc. Currently he is associated with Sishu Rangan, a children organization.

Sishu Rangan

At the ripe old age of 80, Sailen Ghosh is still trying to build the future of the country with his unique efforts. At his age, when most people are not even able to move their limbs properly, He is an active member of Sishu Rangan Organisation, a voluntary body, where children are taught the basics of acting, dancing and singing. The veteran author is active even now. He goes to Sishu Rangan which is quite a distance from his residence and trains children who mostly belong to the lower middle-class. And, needless to say, all this is free of cost. He at present leads a solitary life in his apartment at Kestopur.


  • He won Sangeet Natya Academy Award for his drama Arun Barun Kironmala in 1963.
  • He won National award for his novel Mitul Naame Putulti (written in 1968).
  • He won Nehru Fellowship award from "Jahar Shishu Bhavan" for his contribution in Child literature and Children Organisation.
  • He won even Mouchak & Moumachi award.


  1. Arun Barun Kironmala (Ananda Pub)
  2. Aay Brishti Rimjhim (Ananda Pub)
  3. Alor Akashe Eagle (Ananda Pub)
  4. Ajob Bagher Ajgubi (Ananda Pub)
  5. Amar Naam Tayra (Ananda Pub)
  6. Abu o Dasyu-Sardar (Ananda Pub)
  7. Ajob Bherar Golpo (Deys Pub)
  8. Bon-Sabujer Dweepe (Ananda Pub)
  9. Bajna (Ananda Pub)
  10. Bagdum Sing (Ananda Pub/Parul)
  11. Bhalobasa'r Chotto Harin (Ananda Pub)
  12. Bhuter Naam Akkush (Ananda Pub)
  13. Chelebelar Robi Thakur (Parul)
  14. Chotto Sonar Golpo Sona (Ananda Pub)
  15. Dusahosi Dui Buro (Ananda Pub)
  16. Golper Bhelki (Katha o Kahini)
  17. Golper Jhilmil (Deys Pub)
  18. Golper Minare Pakhi (Ananda Pub)
  19. Golpo Sangroho (Ananda Pub)
  20. Golpo Jure Ala (Ananda Pub)
  21. Ho Buror Khude Bondhu (Deys Pub)
  22. Huppoke Niye Gopppo (Ananda Pub)
  23. Itimichi Saheb (Ananda Pub)
  24. Jadur Deshe Jagannath (Ananda Pub)
  25. Khude Nayoker Naamti Rung (Ananda Pub)
  26. Kala Juju (Ananda Pub)
  27. Khude Jajabor Istashi (Ananda Pub)
  28. Kalo Ghora'r Sowar (Ananda Pub)
  29. Kolpoloker Golpo E Noy (Ananda Pub)
  30. Mitul Naame Putulti (Ananda Pub)
  31. Ma,Ek Nirbhik Sainki (Ananda Pub)
  32. Masto Golper Chotto Roshon (Ananda Pub)
  33. Nach Re Ghora Nach (Ananda Pub)
  34. Natun Diner Nayok (Ananda Pub)
  35. Pilpil Saheb er Tupi (Parul)
  36. Piramider Deshe (Deys Pub)
  37. Raja Bappahuhur Dari (Deys Pub)
  38. Sona-Jhora Golper Inka (Ananda Pub)
  39. Swapner Jadukori (Ananda Pub)
  40. Sonalir Din (Ananda Pub)
  41. Tora Aar Badsha (Ananda Pub)
  42. Uponyas Somogro [Part - I] (Parul)

Uponyas Somogro - Part - I

  1. Bajna
  2. Mitul Naame Putulti
  3. Tuitui
  4. Huppo ke Niye Goppo
  5. Amar Naam Taira
  6. Ajab Bagher Ajgubi
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