Samaresh Basu was one of the finest authors of Bengali literature. He was born in December, 1924 in Bikrampur, present Munshiganj district of Bangladesh and later moved to Naihati of present West Bengal. The seed of literary practice had been sowed in him by his mother during his childhood. He penned his first novel ‘Nayanpurer Mati’ at the age of 21. He used to write under the pen-name Kalkut. Before being a fulltime author, Basu was involved in political activities for which he was imprisoned. His first published novel was ‘Uttaranga’, which he wrote in prison. He exhibited his literary expertise in a range from contemporary political circumstances to sexuality. A strong proponent of Communism, Basu, put enormous effort to blend various political and socialist aspects with the Bengali suburban culture. His political ideology compelled him to create masterpiece like ‘AmritaKumbher Sandhane’. Some of his notable works are ‘Achinpurer Kathokata’, ‘Bibar’, ‘B.T. Roader Dhare’, ‘Ganga’, ‘Amrita Bisher Patre’, ‘Ek Je Chhilen Raja’ and many more. Basu had also given special attention for the children’s literature. His created character ‘Gogol’, a teenage detective, got immense fame among the Bengali readers. He compiled the thrilling adventures of ‘Gogol’ in ‘Gogol Omnibus’. Many of his works have later been adapted in celluloid. He had been accolade with prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980. This gifted personality of Bengali literature passed away in 1988 in Kolkata.