Feluda is a fictional character starring in a series of novels and short stories written by the famous Indian film director and writer Satyajit Ray. He is a private detective living at Rajani Sen Road, Ballygunj, Kolkata. Feluda first made his appearance in a Bengali children’s magazine called “Sandesh” in 1965.
Feluda was always accompanied by his cousin Topshe and in later stories by a popular thriller writer Jatayu (Lalmohan Ganguly).
Feluda’s real name is Pradosh Chandra Mitter (although Feluda prefers to spell his name as ‘Pradosh C. Mitter’), His nickname is “Felu”, the suffix “da” being short for “dada” or “elder brother” in the Bengali language.
He is around 27 year old with a tall, athletic figure with enormous physical strength. However, he uses his physical power only when it becomes absolutely necessary. He usually uses his brain to solve problems instead of muscle power and sophisticated instruments. Feluda likes to smoke cigarettes and chew betel leaves. Charminar is his favourite brand. He gets up early in the morning and stars his day with yogasana. He is also a connoisseur of delicious foods, popular movies and books. He is also a voracious reader with a varied range of topics. His general knowledge is of excellent quality.