Shankha Ghosh

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Sankha Ghosh
Sankha Ghosh - Kolkata 2011-05-09 3039.JPG
Born (1932-02-06) 6 February 1932 (age 86)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Known for Poet and critic
Awards Padma Bhushan (2011)
Jnanpith Award (2016)
Sahitya Akademi Award (1977)

Shankha Ghosh (born 5 February 1932)[1][2] is a Bengali Indian poet [3] and critic. Ghosh got his undergraduate degree in Arts in Bengali language from the Presidency College, Kolkata in 1951 and subsequently his master's degree from the University of Calcutta.

He taught at many educational institutions, including Bangabasi College, City College (all affiliated to the University of Calcutta) and at Jadavpur University, all in Kolkata. 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 has also taught at Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies at Shimla, and at the Visva-Bharati University. He has won a number of prestigious awards including Jnanpith Award in 2016.[4]


  • 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 Storm of Desire (a poem translated from Bengali by Nandini Gupta)
  • Just this one (a poem translated from Bengali by Bhismadev Chakrabarti)



  1. ^ Pharida Kabira (1986). Pañcāsa Bacharera Premera Kabitā: Bāṃlādeśa O Paścimabāṃlāra Kabitāra Panḍulipi Saṃkalana. Signorinā. p. 82. 
  2. ^ Inc., Parabaas. "Sankha Ghosh - Biographical Sketch [Parabaas Translation]". Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Sankha Ghosh, 1932-". Library of Congress, New Delhi Office. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Acclaimed Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh to get 2016 Jnanpith Award". Daily News Analysis. 23 December 2016. Archived from the original on 23 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "..:: SAHITYA : Akademi Awards ::." Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  6. ^ "Saraswati Samman for Shankha Ghosh". 1999-02-06. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  7. ^ "Jnanpith award for veteran poet Shankha Ghosh". 2016-12-24. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
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