was born in 1920 in Bajrajogini, Dacca (now Dhaka). He graduated in commerce from Hooghly Mohsin College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. His first story was Nurse Mitra, published in the newspaper Basumati, which was later made into major movies (Deep Jwele Jai in Bengali and Khamoshi in Hindi). He has also written stories for films like, Safar (1970) and Bemisal. His first novel was Swaha, also published in Basumati and later renamed as Ruper Hate Bikikini. He joined the newspaper Jugantar in 1955 and subsequently became the head of the Sunday special of the newspaper. Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay was one of the most cinematised authors of Bengali literature. Some of the movies made from his stories and novels are listed below. Many of his novels have been translated in other Indian languages. Love and romance and the human relationship are recurring themes of his novels. He died in 1989.