Lila Majumdar Born on 26 February 1908, Lila Majumdar grew up in Shillong and Kolkata and went on to do a Master's in English from Calcutta University. She has won many awards for her works, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1963 for a comic musical drama called Bok Badh Pala (Death of the Demon Bok). Her autobiography Aar Kono Khaney (Somewhere Else) won the Rabindra Puroshkar in1968, and Haldey Pakhir Palok (The Yellow Bird) received the Bengal state award for children's literature in 1960. She celebrated her ninety-ninth birthday in 2007 and died the same year on 5 April.