Arjun Mondal is a fisherman who has to support his wife and seven daughters. He becomes liberate at the age of forty when he suddenly discovers the power of education from an incident. He does not stop there. He goes on to become first an apprentice dresser at a government hospital, then a trained compounder and finally he sets up his own practice. But it does not fulfill his unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Though fate seldom favours him, his indomitable resolve sets him up as an exemplary character. Can he triumph over his fate? This story of Banaphool (July 19, 1899 – February 9, 1979) is our present on the World Literacy Day.

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