The 2011 Padma Bhushan won artist and the famous Bengali Poet Shankha Gosh took his last holy breath on this Wednesday Morning. He died while he was in isolation after being tested positive for the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Famous Bengali Poet Shankha Gosh,89 was found dead in his house when he was taking the measures to get better after being tested positive for Covid-19 on this April 14,2021. It is saddened to say that Gosh left his daughters Semanti and Srabanti, and wife Pratima behind in grief.
Gosh was even admitted to the hospital a few months back when his health was totally deteriorated due to several comorbidities. He was known for his various works including ‘Adim Lata – Gulmomay’ and ‘Murkha Baro Samajik Nay’, and few other books too. Not only this but his work is also being translated into several languages, including English and Hindi. He even has received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1977 for his book ‘Babarer Prarthana’.
Litterature Subodh Sarkar said that COVID-19 snatched away Ghosh when he was needed the most as “the state was faced with the threat of fascism”. He even stated that “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.”
Even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalls the contributions of the singer and stated that,his work was widely read and admired.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled Ghosh’s death and ordered state funeral for the poet. West Bengal’s Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also tweet for this loss and showed his grief through words.
Abhijit Majumder, the journalist and the co-founder of Earshot.in pays his tribute to this legendary artist and point out an incident when this iconic Bengali Poet stood against police and CPM Cadre in Nandigram and TMC leader publicly insulted him for his poem,’Mukto Ganatantra’ where he raised voice against TMC for 2018 Panchayat election Voilence.
Here’s is even one more thing to be noted that the Poet was already vaccinated and yet he contracted Covid-19 and finally lost ties with life.