Sunil Gangopadhyay

(7 September 1934 - / Faridpur / Bangladesh (British India))

Sunil Gangopadhyay
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Sunil Gangopadhyay (Shunil Gônggopaddhae), is an Indian poet and novelist.

Early Life

He was born in Faridpur in what is now Bangladesh. He studied at the Surendranath College, Dumdum Motizhil College, City College, Kolkata - all affiliated with the University of Calcutta. Thereafter, he obtained his Master's degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta in 1954.

Literary Career

He was the founder editor of Krittibas, a seminal poetry magazine started publishing from 1953, that became a platform for a new generation of poets experimenting with many new forms in poetic themes, rhythms, and words. Later, he started writing for various ... more »

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  • Gold Star - 7,714 Points Neela Nath (2/12/2013 12:56:00 AM)

    I love to read your writings.Since my childhood days, I'm your fan.Santu kakababur golpo, Gogoler golpo, Nillohiter golpo, Neera, Prothom Alo, Seisomoy all are my favorite.I have kept the bookSada pristha Tomar Sange your collection of Bengali poems with me as it bears the very words you wrote to meNeelake Priti Janai.
    You will be always in our mind.

  • Rookie Debasish Mridha, M. D. (1/21/2013 5:29:00 PM)

    Among the handful of creative Bengali poets beloved Sunil Gangopadhyay is one of the best.

  • Bronze Star - 2,167 Points Sayeed Abubakar (10/24/2012 3:09:00 AM)

    Sunil is no more. He died on October 23,2012 at Kolkata. He was undoubtedly a great poet.

  • Bronze Star - 2,167 Points Sayeed Abubakar (10/24/2012 3:09:00 AM)

    Sunil is no more. He died on October 23,2012 at Kolkata. He was undoubtedly a great poet.

  • Bronze Star - 2,167 Points Sayeed Abubakar (10/24/2012 3:08:00 AM)

    Sunil is no more. He died on October 23,2012 at Kolkata. He was undoubtedly a great poet.

  • Bronze Star - 2,167 Points Sayeed Abubakar (10/24/2012 3:05:00 AM)

    Sunil is no more. He died on October 23,2012 at Kolkata. He was undoubtedly a great poet.

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Best Poem of Sunil Gangopadhyay

A Truth Bound Sentiment

This hand has touched Neera's face,
could I use this hand to commit a sin,
ever again?
In the late evening glow
swathing the hanging balcony,
a 'daring' light had fallen on her face,
and like a telegram,
had instantly revealed Neera's grace!
A hint of a smile had merged
on her brows and eyes,
or was it the shine of mica-fines?
At such times,
I so long to call that lady, just a 'babe'.
I raise my right hand
and with my muscles flexed,
I whisper to myself --
'Be worthy of her,
Be worthy and rise'
I touch Neera's chin --
This hand has ...

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