Eminent Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh died on Wednesday morning. He was isolated from home after testing for COVID-19 on 14 April. Ghosh has been 89.
Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, said, ‘His death has created a profound social vacuum.’
A few months ago, Ghosh was hospitalised, having several comorbidities. He wanted to go to hospital, and after positive testing, his family decided that he would stay in isolation at home after consulting doctors.
Adim Lata – Gulmomay and Murkha Baro Samajik Nay are well-known, including books considered by Rabindranath Tagore. The poet spoke of contemporary questions and was seen throughout the country in many political upheavals, including Nandigram violence.
Padma Bhushan was presented in 2011 and in 2016 he received the Jnanpith Award. In 1977, he received the Sahitya Akademi Prize for his book ‘Babarer Prarthana.’
According to PTI report, Subodh Sarkar told COVID-19 that when Ghosh was most needed, “the State was confronted with the threat of fascism,” he was arrested. “He had been spoken softly, but his pen was naive, always against intolerance. He had previously participated in all free and liberal conventions and movements of thought, “Sarkar said. Sarkar said.
He survived his daughters Semanti, Srabanti and Pratima’s wife. Ghosh was born on 6 February 1932 in Chandpur, now Bangladesh.