An exhibition of the paintings of Amiyabhushan Majumdar, a well known author, will get under way in Kolkata this week.
The five-day exhibition opens on 8 March at Gaganendra Art Gallery on AJC Bose Road and will continue till 12 March.
Novelist, short-story writer, essayist and playwright, late Amiyabhushan painted in free time. “When I am not writing, I play with paintbrush and colours,” he would say. Many considered Amiyabhushan’s oil paintings “thought provoking”.
Born in Cooch Behar in 1918, Amiyabhushan’s family was originally from Pakshi in Pabna (now in Bangladesh). He wrote numerous short stories and novels, and is considered one of the most notable authors of modern Bengali prose.
Winner of the Sahitya Academi Award for his novel Rajnagar in 1986, Amiyabhushan produced several literary masterpieces in his career spanning four decades. His writings were mainly published in little magazines.
Amiyabhushan passed away on 8 July, 2001.