Celebrated Bengali poet and critic Sankha Ghosh passed away at the age of 89 on April 21.
Confirming the news, Press trust of News tweeted, “Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh dies days after testing positive for COVID-19, says his family.”
According to reports, Ghosh was suffering from Covid-19-related issues apart from other health problems.
The poet was in isolation at home when his oxygen levels dropped and he passed away in his sleep.
The poet was an important voice in the Bengali creative canon and his poems, deeply rooted in the social mileu, reflected the times while critiquing them.
Some of his famous works are “Adim Lata- Gulmomay”, “Murkho Baro”, “Samajik Noy”. He also spent a considerable time teaching at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
In 2017, Ghosh was conferred the Jnanpith Award. In 2011, he was also honoured with Padma Bhushan.
Source: The Indian Express
BDST: 1254 HRS, APR 21, 2021