Eminent writer Nirad Chandra Chaudhury was born in Kishoreganj (in Bangladesh now) on November 23, 1897. And hundreds years after, in 1997, his last book – Three Horsemen of the New Apocalypse (Oxford University Press) was published. He was probably the oldest author then. Interestingly, he wrote his first English novel “The Autobiography of an unknown Indian” ( published by McMillan, London 1951) at the age of 53. This book was internationally acclaimed and Churchill thought it was the one the best book he read. This has been followed by books including “A Passage to England”, “Clive of India” and “Scholar Extraordinary: The Life of Max Muller”. He was used to work as a writer of commentaries for All India Radio. He moved to Oxford at the age of 57 and decided to permanently settle in England in 1970. He devoted his life in studying India’s relationship with Britain. He was presented with Honory degree of Doctor of Letters by Oxford University. He holds honorary degrees from both Oxford and Stirling Universities. Chaudhury gained critical acclaim and was one of the most successful writers in English literature from Indian origin. He described on his learning of English as – “I did not learn English from Englishmen, nor hear it as spoken by native speakers till late in life. Till 1910 I learned it from Bengali teachers at my birthplace, Kishanganj, a small town in East Bengal. From 1910 to 1914, I learned it in Calcutta, also from Bengali teachers”. His remarkable Bengali novel was “atmoghaati bangali” ( suicidal bengali ) . His first Bengali novel was “bangali jivone ramani” (women in bengali life ). A conservative at heart, he did praise the 19th century Britain, for which he was criticized in many occasions by Indian critics. He was a fellow of the Royal Literary society of England and was conferred an Honorary Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen. At the age of 90 he completed another volume in his autobiography, “Thy Hand, Great Anarch”. Nirad Chaudhury died at England at the age of 101.