Tarashankar Bandopadhyay is a famous Bangla novelist. He was awarded the Jnanapith Award for Gandevta in 1966. He was awarded Padmabhushan in 1969 by the Govt. of India for his contribution to the fields of literature and education. He also won the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Aarogya Niketan in 1956.