Shankha Ghosh Wiki, Death Reason, Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Quotes, Poems, Net Worth

Prestigours and noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh died on Wednesday morning. Due to the covid 19 health problems, he died at the age of 89 years old. He was in isolation at his residence after testing positive for Covid-19, his family said.

Shankha Ghosh Death Reason

On 14 April 2021, Ghosh tested positive for Covid-19. Later he suffered from several comorbidities and was taken off the ventilator and died on 21 April 2021 at 11:30 am at his residence house in Kolkata. He passed away and left this world at the age of 89 years old.

Gosh Shankha biography age wife family

Shankha Ghosh had numerous comorbidities and was hospitalized a few months ago. Moreover, After testing positive, he did not require to go to the hospital, following which his family decided to keep him in home isolation after consulting with the doctors.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her condolences on his passing, “His death created a deep void in the society,” she said.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, Shri Shankha Ghosh will be remembered for his contributions to Bengali and Indian literature. His works were widely read and admired. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti.

Shankha Ghosh Wiki

Shankha Ghosh was born in 5 February 1932, in Chandpur, in present-day Bangladesh. He was an Indian poet, Literary, teacher, educator, and critic. Deemed to be an authority on Rabindranath Tagore, his famous works include Adim Lata – Gulmomay and Murkha Baro Samajik Nay, among other books.

Gosh Shankha poems, quotes, awards

Shankha was vocal about contemporary issues and was also seen at the forefront during many political upheavals in the state including the Nandigram violence. Besides, He wrote books such as Babarer Prarthona, Murkha Bara Samajik Nay, Emperor Babur’s Prayer, and Other Poems, Selected Poems.

Ghosh got his undergraduate degree in Arts in the Bengali language from the Presidency College, Kolkata in 1951 and subsequently his master’s degree from the University of Calcutta in the year 1954.

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Gosh, Shankha’s wife’s name is Pratima and they both shared two beautiful daughters Semanti and Srabanti.

According to a PTI report, poet Subodh Sarkar said COVID-19 snatched away Ghosh when he was needed the most as “the state was faced with the threat of fascism”. “He was soft-spoken but his pen was razor-sharp, always speaking against intolerance. He used to be a participant in all conventions and movements for free and liberal thinking,” Sarkar said.

Name: Shankha Ghosh
Full Name: Shankha Ghosh
Age: 89 years old
Date of Birth: 5 February 1932
Birthplace: Chandpur, in present-day Bangladesh
Death Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Death Place: Resident
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Pratima
Children: Semanti and Srabanti
Family: NA
Qualifications: Arts in Bengali language, master’s degree from the University of Calcutta
College: Presidency College, University of Calcutta
School: Local Schooling
Profession: Indian poet, Literary, teacher, educator, and critic
Net Worth: NA
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Height: NA
Weight: NA
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Shoe Size: NA
Zodiac: NA
Nationality: Indian
National Origin: in Chandpur, in present-day Bangladesh


In 2011, he was awarded Padma Bhushan and in 2016 he received the Jnanpith Award. In 1977, he received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his book ‘Babarer Prarthana‘.

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 Bharatiya Jnanpith (2016)


Dinguli Raatguli (First Story)
Nihito Patal Saya
Pajore Darer Sabdo
Jol e Pasan hoye ache
Dhum legeche rith kamole
Gota desh jora joughaar
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)


“আর কত ছোট হব ঈশ্বর,
ভিড় এর মধ্যে দাড়ালে,
আমি কি নিত্য আমারও সমান??
শহরে বাজারে আড়ালে ।।”

“মুখের কথা একলা হয়ে
রইল পড়ে গলির কোণে
ক্লান্ত আমার মুখোশ শুধু
ঝুলতে থাকে বিজ্ঞাপনে”

Net Worth

Currently, we don’t have any evidence for his net worth but he was a renowned Indian poet, Literary, teacher, educator, and critic.


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