Published:  12:53 AM, 03 December 2019

Nitun Kundu

Nitun Kundu

Nitya Gopal Kundu was a Bangladeshi artist, sculptor and entrepreneur. Kundu played an important role during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. He founded the furniture company Otobi. Kundu was born in Dinajpur district to his  parents Gnanendranath Kundu and Binapani Kundu. He was the fourth among seven siblings. Kundu was married to Phalguni Kundu and had a daughter Amity and a son Animesh. In the years leading up to 1971, he worked at the United States Information Service (USIS) in Dhaka designing exhibits and graphics. During the Bangladesh Liberation War, Kundu worked with the artist Quamrul Hassan at the public relations department of the Bangladesh Government-in-Exile at Mujibnagar. In collaboration with Hassan and a group of notable artists namely Debdas Chakraborty, Nasir Biswas, Pranesh Mandal and Biren Shome; people of Bangladesh.

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