- April 23, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Culture
Context : Eminent Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passed after testing positive for COVID-19. Ghosh was 89.
- Considered to be an authority on Rabindranath Tagore, his famous works include AdimLata – Gulmomay and MurkhaBaroSamajik Nay, among other books.
- The poet was vocal about contemporary issues and was also seen at the forefront during many political upheavals in the state including the Nandigram violence.
- In 2011, he was awarded Padma Bhushan and in 2016 he received the Jnanpith Award. In 1977, he received the SahityaAkademi Award for his book ‘BabarerPrarthana‘.