|Name Purabi Basu|
Purabi Basu is a Bangladeshi short-story writer, pharmacologist and activist. She won Anannya Literary Award in 2005 and Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2013. As of 2005, she has been working as a senior executive at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a drug company based in New York.
Basu completed her bachelors in pharmacy from the University of Dhaka. She moved to the United States in 1970. She then earned her masters in biochemistry from Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1972 and Ph.D. from University of Missouri in nutrition in 1976. She later worked as a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacology at the University of South Alabama.
Basu worked as a director of the health, nutrition and population division at BRAC.
Basu is married to Ekushey Padak and Bangla Academy Literary Award winning short-story writer Jyoti Prakash Dutta.