One of the best filmmakers and screenwriters in Bangladesh's history. He won a Best Story award for his film Jukti Takko Aar Gappo.
He survived the Bengal famine of 1943 and the partition of Bengal as a child.
He was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri for Arts from the Government of India in 1970.
He and his wife Surama Ghatak had three children: Ritaban, Samhita, and Suchismita.
His directing style in Titash Ekti Nadir Naam was very similar to Robert Altman 's Nashville.