Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee was a renowned Bengali author. He was born in Hooghly, Bengal. His short stories were usually based on real-life situations and his characters often belonged to middle-class families. Their hopes and aspirations, hurt and sorrows are woven finely into his stories. His literary works were included in the school curriculum of secondary, higher secondary schools and are even taught at graduation-level in Bengali literature in Bangladesh and some parts of India.