Year 1963 Belal Chowdhury, a dashing young man of 25, went to Calcutta. His new life began with the people of the literary world there. He was in Kolkata for more than a decade. Sunil Gangopadhyay was impressed by visiting different places of this city. This is how Belal got in touch with this writer. Along with editing literature together, they also traveled to different places in the country and abroad.
autobiography half life –Sunil writes, ‘The way Belal spent his days in an unknown abattoir in Calcutta, it seemed that this boy must be a prince in disguise.’ Belal Chowdhury is found in Sunil Gangopadhyay self expression And Two women holding swords In novels and also in dedications to poetry. Sunil once commented on Belal in a letter, ‘A true friend is one who stays with him in the palace and in the crematorium.’
What rules of nature! Just as Belal was Sunil’s lifelong companion, he also carried his friend’s funeral cot.
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