He is one of the important playwright and director was initially attracted by theatre during student life. He made his debut as a playwright in 1980 and wrote a few numbers of short plays. His first full length play – NICHHAK BHUTER GOPPO NOY was based on Sunil Gangopadhyay‘s story. He has been associated with RITWIK since its inception and as a playwright and director. He dramatized R. N. Tagor’s STRIR POTRA in 1982, as a result of that production Goutam Roychowdhury and RITWIK got a remarkabl identity in the dias of Bengal Theatre.
Till the end of his life he was involved in directing plays for Ritwik. SIMACHAUHADDI, ATMABIMBA, VYAS, MEGHABATI, BHARAT PURAN, DESHODRAHI, CHATURANGA, ANTARANDAR, DAKGHAR, BISARJAN are the remarkable Production of RITWIK. He has also been playing a crucial role and actively cultivating the prospect of open air theatre. SAGARPARER RAJKANYA, JATUGRIHA, TIRISHE JANUARY, SAHARJADIR GOLPO are on the basis of the contemporary happenings and crisis. His creation VYAS gets a best production award in 2003 by the Paschim Banga Natya Academy. Attended many workshop and seminar by the Paschim Banga Natya Academy, and invited to deliver speech about Bengali Theatre by the Nepal committee of International Theatre Institute on 2006. He has died on 24th June 2011. But the activities of RITWIK did not cease. After Goutam Roychowdhury the baton has passed in the hands of his disciples. Thus RITWIK is living with a work of new director like Biplab Dey, who is working in this group for 20 years