Suddhasattwa Basu has been awarded the Big Little Book Award 2024 by Tata Trusts' Parag Initiative, recognizing his outstanding contributions to children's literature through illustration. At the event, the fifth edition of the Parag Honour List was also unveiled, featuring 28 children's books in English and 13 in Hindi. Basu, known for illustrating over 60 books including works by Khushwant Singh and Ruskin Bond, emphasized the transformative power of storytelling through art. The Parag Initiative aims to promote high-quality storybooks in multiple Indian languages and has established over 1,074 libraries nationwide to foster young readership. Born in Chandernagore (Chandannagar), West Bengal, Basu studied fine arts at the Government College of Art & Craft in Kolkata. He began his career as an illustrator for the children's magazine Target and later ventured into directing and designing India's first indigenous animation television series for children, "Ghayab Aya."

Source- Parag Reads