[user_id]Premendra Mitra was born on 4 September 1904 in Varanasi, His father’s name was Gyanendranath Mitra and his mother was Suhasini Debi. He lost his mother at an early age.
Having lost his mother, who died during his childhood, he was brought up by his grandparents in Uttar Pradesh and spent his later life in Calcutta and Dhaka. He was a student of South Suburban School (Main) and enrolled for a BA at the Scottish Church College in Calcutta which he left prematurely to study agriculture in Santiniketan with a friend of Rabindranath Tagore, Leonard Elmhirst. Because it did not hold his interest, he returned to education first on an undergraduate course in Dhaka and in 1925 at Asutosh College in Calcutta where he assisted the research of Dinesh Chandra Sen. In particular, his creation of the character of GhanaDa [ঘনাদা] (meaning: ‘Elder brother Ghana’ in Bengali) won him public recognitio