Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay was a writer and editor of considerable repute. His novels reflected life in rural Bengal, and the coexistence of man and nature in complete harmony. He was also an erudite scholar of Sanskrit, earning him the title of 'Shastri'. He was the editor of Dipak and Chitralekha, a magazine on cinema. He was awarded the Rabindra Prize in 1951, posthumously.