Hemendra Kumar Roy

Hemendra Kumar Roy (1888–1963) was a prolific writer, columnist and editor who wrote for both children and adults in Bengali. He has been credited with creating the genres of horror, speculative fiction and adventure for children in modern Bengali fiction. His characters, Bimal-Kumar (the adventurers) and Jayanta-Manik (the detectives) appeared in numerous stories and continue to be wildly popular.

Hemenbabu was also a choreographer, a competent player of the esraj who regularly performed at the Star Theatre in Calcutta and the editor of a theatre and film magazine called Naachghar.

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