09/01/2016 2:00 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:44 PM IST

Noted Bengali Novelist Sankar To Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Sankar, real name Mani Shankar Mukherjee, at the United Nations, New York, discussing among other things his new biography of late meditation teacher Sri Chinmoy.

KOLKATA -- Eminent Bengali author Mani Sankar Mukherjee, who penned 'Chowringhee' and other popular novels, will be awarded an honarary doctorate of letters by the University of North Bengal at Siliguri.

The 82-year-old's best known novel Chowringhee continues to attract readers even after more than 50 years of its publication.

Two of his novels, Seemabaddha (Company Limited) and Jana Aranya (The Middleman), were turned into films by none other than Satyajit Ray.

The university will award him D Litt (honoris causa) at its 46th Convocation to be held at Siliguri on February 18 presided by Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi who is also Chancellor, officials said today.

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