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Moti Nandi (Bengali: মতি নন্দী; 10 July 1931 – 3 January 2010) was a Bengali writer based in Kolkata, India. He was born in Kolkata in 1931. He was an alumnus of the University of Calcutta. He died in 2010.

Moti Nandi
Born(1931-07-10)10 July 1931
Kolkata, West Bengal
Died3 January 2010(2010-01-03) (aged 78)
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta


Moti Nandi was a sports journalist and worked as a sports editor in Anandabazar Patrika. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award (2008) at a glittering ceremony to mark the grand finale of the maiden edition of the Excellence in Journalism Awards.[1] In his novels, he is noted for his depiction of sporting events and many of his protagonists are sports-persons. His first short story was published in Desh weekly in 1957. His story for Pujabarshiki was in Parichoy Magazine in 1985.[2] The character Kolaboti from his novels is popular among the younger audience.[3]


  • Shada Kham (Ananda Pub.)
  • Ubhoyoto Sampurno (Ananda Pub.)
  • Golap Bagan (Ananda Pub.)
  • Chaya (Ananda Pub.)
  • Chaya Soronite Rohini (Ananda Pub.)
  • Jibonto (Ananda Pub.)
  • Duti Tinti Ghor (Ananda Pub.)
  • Ditio Innings er Por (Ananda Pub.)
  • Duro Dristi (Ananda Pub.)
  • Puber Janala (Ananda Pub.)
  • Bonanider Bari (Ananda Pub.)
  • Bijolibalar Mukti (Ananda Pub.)
  • Malabika (Ananda Pub.)
  • Sibi (Ananda Pub.)
  • Soloke Ponero Kora (Ananda Pub.)
  • Sohodeber Tajmahal (Ananda Pub.)
  • Sobai Jache (Ananda Pub.)
  • Dosti Uponyas (Ananda Pub.)
  • Nakhatter Raat (Punascha)
  • Baobab (Punascha)
  • Dadash Bakti (Punascha)
  • Nayaker Probesh o Prasthan (Punascha)
  • Baranda
  • Korunabashata
  • Chotobabu

Works for childrenEdit

  • Koni (Ananda Pub.)
  • Aloukik Dilu (Ananda Pub.)
  • Stopper (Ananda Pub.)
  • Striker (Ananda Pub.)
  • Kuronn [ কুড়োন ] (Ananda Pub.)
  • Jibon Ananta (Ananda Pub.)
  • Nnaran (Ananda Pub.)
  • Feraari (Ananda Pub.)
  • Tulsi (Ananda Pub.)
  • Dolbodoler Aage (Ananda Pub.)
  • Minu Chinur Trophy(Ananda Pub.)
  • Empiyaring
  • Dhankurir Kingkong (Ananda Pub.)
  • Biswa-jora Biswacup (Ananda Pub.)
  • Buro Ghora (Ananda Pub.)
  • Doshti Kishore Uponyas (Ananda Pub.)
  • Cricket er Ayne Kanun (Ananda Pub.)
  • Bhuli (Gangchil)
  • Shiba(Ananda Pub.)

Doshti Kishore UponyasEdit

  • Nonida Not Out
  • Striker
  • Stopper
  • Oporajito Ananda
  • Dolbodoler Aage
  • Feraari
  • Shivar Phire Asa
  • Tulsi
  • Nnaran
  • Minu Chinur Trophy

Kolabati seriesEdit

  • Kolaboti
  • Kolaboti Der Diet Chart
  • Kolaboti r Dekha Shona
  • Kolaboti o Khayeri
  • Bhuter Basay Kolaboti
  • Kolaboti, Apur maa o Panchu
  • Kolaboti o Millenium Match
  • Kolabotir Shaktishel



One of his novels, Koni, released in 1986, was filmed with Soumitra Chatterjee in one of the lead roles.[4] Another novel "Striker" (1978) was filmed with Samit Bhanja in the lead role. A small screen teleserial was also made on his novel 'Stopper'. Debesh Roychoudhury played the role of Kamal Guha on screen.

External linksEdit


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  2. ^ Archived 23 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Nandi, Moti (12 March 2012). BOOKMINE: Koni. Hachette India. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-93-5009-383-2.