Mrityunjoy Prasad Guha

Mrityunjoy Prasad Guha

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Mrityunjoy Prasad Guha Profile

  • Name:
  • Mrityunjoy Prasad Guha
  • Born:
  • August 26, 1919
  • Died:
  • June 26, 2012

Mrityunjoy Prasad Guha Biography

Mrityunjoy Prasad Guha was an eminent scholar, writer and academic. He has authored several books in Bengali which have fetched him several awards as well. Bijnaner Bichitra Barta received UNESCO Prize from Govt. of India in 1969. Akash O Prithibi – is one among his major contributions and this book received the highest Bengali literary award, Rabindra Puraskar in 1964. Sagarpranider Katha, Akash O Prithibi, Sonar Bangla Tomai Bhalobasi, Stanyapayee Pranider Katha, Alor Jharna, Aparup Rupkatha, Jiber Kramabikash, Petroleum, Chalo Jai Chander Deshe and Desh Bidesher Rupkatha Ebang Upakatha are other major Bengali works.


He was born on August 26, 1919 in Mymensingh of former British India. His native place now belongs to Bangladesh. He completed his graduation from Rajshahi College in 1938, followed by his Master’s degree in Chemistry at Presidency College, Calcutta University in 1940. He received third rank in MSC from University of Kolkata and received Griffith Memorial Prize in 1952. He completed Ph.D from Calcutta University in 1955. After that he continued with his research works and published his findings as books. He also owns a glorious career as an academician.  


Apart from numerous Bengali non-fiction works, he has also written in English language. On The Constitution of Some Oxyacids of Sulphur- is one among his published works in English. Apart from Rabindra Puraskar and UNESCO awards, he also received Sishu Sahitya Rashtriya Puraskar in 1970, Ila Chanda Memorial Prize given by Bangiya Bijnan Parishad, Kishore Gyan Vigyan Puraskar in 1993 and .M. Das Foundation Award in 2002. He passed away on June 26, 2012 in Kolkata aged 92. He had settled in India after Partition.

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Updated: June 26, 2016


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