February 5, 1932(২২ মাঘ , ১৩৩৮ বঙ্গাব্দ)
Chandpur, Bangladesh, (now in Bangladesh)
|Died||21 April 2021 (aged 89)|
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta|
|Known for||Bengali Literature|
|Spouse(s)||Late Pratima (biswas) Gosh (born: 1931 - death:29th of April, 2021 )|
|Awards||Padma Bhushan (2011)|
Jnanpith Award (2016)
Sahitya Akademi Award (1977)
Shankha Ghosh (born: Chittapriyo Ghosh, 5 February 1932 – 21 April 2021) was an Indian poet and critic. Ghosh got his undergraduate degree in Arts in Bengali language from the Presidency College, Kolkata, Kolkata in 1951 and subsequently his master's degree from the University of Calcutta in the year 1954.
Ghosh taught at many educational institutions, including Bangabasi College, City College (all affiliated to the University of Calcutta) and at Jadavpur University, Jangipur College , Berhampore Girls' College all in Kolkata and West Bengal .He retired from Jadavpur University in 1992. In 1967, he participated in the International Writing Program's Fall Residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. He also taught at Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies at Shimla, and at the Visva-Bharati University. He won many prestigious awards including Jnanpith Award in 2016. His pen name was Kuntak. Among the most respected names in contemporary Bengali literature, Ghosh was one of the ‘Pancha Pandavas’— along with Shakti Chattopadhyay, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Binoy Majumdar and Utpal Kumar Basu — who gave a new identity to the Bengali literary world.
- 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 Neel Manush Series (Story of the blue giant)
- Narsingh Das Puraskar (1977, for Murkha baro, samajik nay)
- Sahitya Akademi Award (1977, for Baabarer praarthanaa)
- Rabindra Puraskar (1989, for Dhum legechhe hrit kamale)
- Saraswati Samman for his anthology Gandharba Kabitaguccha
- Sahitya Akademi Award for translation of Taledanda (Kannada) Play into Bengali named Raktakalyan (1999)
- Desikottam by Visva-Bharati (1999)
- D.Litt. by Vidyasagar University (2010)
- Padma Bhushan by the Government of India (2011)
- Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement "Sahityabrahma" Award by the World Forum for Journalists and Writers (WFJW) (2015)
- D.Litt. by Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India (2015)
- Jnanpith Award by the Government of India (2016)
- "প্ৰয়াত শঙ্খ ঘোষেৰ স্ত্ৰী, কবিৰ প্ৰয়াণেৰ ৮ দিনেৰ মাথায় জীবনাবসান প্ৰতিমাদেবীৰ". bangla.hindustantimes.com. 29 April 2021. Retrieved 30 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Pharida Kabira (1986). Pañcāsa Bacharera Premera Kabitā: Bāṃlādeśa O Paścimabāṃlāra Kabitāra Panḍulipi Saṃkalana (in Bengali). Signorinā. p. 82.
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