Pramathesh Chandra Barua or P.C. Barua as he was known, was an enigma through his life.Born into a royal family, this prince-turned-actor-director changed the theatrical manner of stylised acting into the conversational manner of real-life situations. His rise as an actor-director was matched with tragic failures in his personal life. Strangely, the last stage of his life resembled that of the hero he made famous Devdas. Alcohol became his nemesis, he was consumed by tuberculosis, and died an untimely death.This book traces the life and towering achievements of one of the legends of Indian cinema.