Eminent Bengali poet Shanka Ghosh took his last breath on
Wednesday morning, days after testing COVID-19 positive. Ghosh, a recipient of
Sahitya Akademi Awards was suffering from age-related problems for a while.
He was tested positive for COVID-19 on April 14 and was in home
isolation. Sankha Ghosh belonged to the era of Bengali poets after the
legendary Jibananda Das. He also spends several years teaching. He was
associated with Various well-known Universities. Sankha Ghosh who was conferred
with Padma Bhushan in 2011, was also received Sahitya Akademi Award in 1977 for
his book ‘Babarer Prarthana’.
He won the same award for the second time in 1999. Some of
Ghosh’s noted books are Adim Lata - Gulmomay' , 'Murkha Baro Samajik Nay'. Some
of his books translated into various languages. Shankha Ghosh was born on
February 6, 1932, at Chandpur in present-day Bangladesh. Chief Minister Mamta
Banerjee expresses her condolences on his passing, saying “His death created a
deep void in the society.” Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah, and West Bengal
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also expressed their condolences.
Anguished to learn about the sad demise of a renowned Bengali poet and Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Shri Shankha Ghosh Ji. He will always be remembered for his outstanding poems, deeply rooted in the social context. My deepest condolences to his family and followers. Om Shanti!