Sukumar Ray was a prominent Bengali poet, story writer, playwright and editor from the Indian subcontinent, who is remembered mainly for his writings for the children. He was the son of children's story writer Upendrakishore Ray, the father of filmmaker Satyajit Ray and grandfather of filmmaker Sandip Ray.
His creations such as the collection of poems (Abol Tabol) (Gibberish), novella (Chalachittachanchari) are considered equal in stature to Alice in Wonderland. More than 80 years after his death, Ray remains one of the most popular of children's writers in Bengali literature.
Sukumar Ray died on 10 September 1923 at his Garpar residence in Kolkata of severe infectious fever, leishmaniasis, for which there was no cure at the time. He left behind his widow and their only child, Satyajit, who was only two years old at that time.
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