Shankha Ghosh

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Sankha Ghosh
Sankha Ghosh - Kolkata 2011-05-09 3039.JPG
Born
Chittapriyo Ghosh

(1932-02-05)February 5, 1932
Chandpur, Bengal Presidency (present Bangladesh)
Died21 April 2021(2021-04-21) (aged 89)
Cause of deathCOVID-19[1]
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
Known forBengali Literature
AwardsPadma Bhushan (2011)
Jnanpith Award (2016)
Sahitya Akademi Award (1977)

Shankha Ghosh (5 February 1932 – 21 April 2021)[2][3] was a Bengali Indian poet [4] and critic. In 2011, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan. He taught at Bangabasi College, City College (all affiliated to the University of Calcutta) and at Jadavpur University, all in Kolkata. He retired from Jadavpur University in 1992.

He has won a number of prestigious awards including Jnanpith Award in 2016. His pen name is kuntak.[5]

Ghosh died on 21 April 2021 in Kolkata from COVID-19, aged 89.[6]

Poems[change | change source]

  • Dinguli Raatguli (First Story)
  • Nihito Patal Saya
  • Pajore Darer Sabdo
  • Jol e Pasan hoye ache
  • Dhum legeche rith kamole
  • Gota desh jora joughar
  • Proti prosne kepe othe vite
  • Hashi khushi mukhe sarbonash
  • Adim lata-gulmomay (Ancient vines and trees)
  • Murkha baro, samajik nay (Big fool, not social)
  • Kabir abhipray (The poet's intention)
  • Mukh dheke jay bigyapane (Faces are hidden by advertisements)
  • Babarer prarthana (Babur's prayer)
  • The Storm of Desire (a poem translated from Bengali by Nandini Gupta)
  • Just this one (a poem translated from Bengali by Bhismadev Chakrabarti)

References[change | change source]

  1. Atri, Mitra (21 April 2021). "Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passes away due to Covid-19 complications". The Indian Express.
  2. Pharida Kabira (1986). Pañcāsa Bacharera Premera Kabitā: Bāṃlādeśa O Paścimabāṃlāra Kabitāra Panḍulipi Saṃkalana. Signorinā. p. 82.
  3. Inc., Parabaas. "Sankha Ghosh - Biographical Sketch [Parabaas Translation]". parabaas.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  4. "Sankha Ghosh, 1932-". Library of Congress, New Delhi Office. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  5. "Acclaimed Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh to get 2016 Jnanpith Award". Daily News Analysis. 23 December 2016. Archived from the original on 23 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  6. Atri, Mitra (21 April 2021). "Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passes away due to Covid-19 complications". The Indian Express.