|Kiriti Roy character|
|First appearance||Kalo Bhramar (1985)|
|Last appearance||Nilacholey Kiriti (2018)|
|Created by||Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta|
|Portrayed by||Chiranjeet Chakraborty|
|Family||Krishna Roy (wife)|
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
Kiriti Roy is a fictional detective of Bengali literature created by Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta. The first story introduces him as follows: "Kiriti Roy is six and a half feet tall, fair and stout. His curled hair is mostly combed back, and the black celluloid spectacles make his clean-shaven face highly attractive." In his own words, "In this universe, virtue and sin reside in parallel. Reward for virtue and scorn for sin is the thumb rule of the universe."
After saving her from a difficult situation in the tale "Kalo Bhromor", Kiriti falls in love with Krishna Mehta, a Parsi lady. The courtship ends in marriage (In the tale "Holud Shoitan"). Krishna is intelligent, happens to be a good singer (can sing Rabindrasangeet), can speak Bengali, has a mind of her own and takes keen interest in her husband's work.
Subrata Roy is the assistant cum friend of Kiriti. He is also the narrator of some stories.
Kiriti Roy's mysteries are available in collected editions and are still popular. As part of the Kiriti series, there are around 80 novels and stories.
Though the sleuth's celluloid debut happened late, the timeless appeal of Kiriti has already procreated number of movies. So far, the character of Kiriti has been essayed by Chiranjeet Chakraborty in Kiriti Roy (2016 film), Indraneil Sengupta in Kiriti O Kalo Bhromor (2016) and Nilacholey Kiriti (2018), Priyanshu Chatterjee in Ebong Kiriti (2017).
|2016||Kiriti Roy||Chiranjeet Chakraborty||Aniket Chattopadhyay||Setarer Sur||Eskay Movies|
|2016||Kiriti O Kalo Bhromor||Indraneil Sengupta||Anindya Bikas Datta||Kalo Bhramar||Camellia Films Private Ltd|
|2017||Ebong Kiriti||Priyanshu Chatterjee||Anirban Paria||Ratibilaap||Dream Light Movie|
|2018||Nilacholey Kiriti||Indraneil Sengupta||Anindya Bikas Datta||Basanta Rajani||Camellia Films Private Ltd|
The radio adaptations of Kiriti are mainly in the form of Sunday Suspense, an audio story series by Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, & also by Radio Milan 90.4 FM stories over the last few years. Now another Youtube Channel named New Suspense Stories creates many audio stories in a series with stories of Kiriti. In and around the nineteen eighties, an attempt was made to create a radio series on Kiriti's tales including Roktomukhi Neela, Bagh Nokh and Reshmi Phaansh.