#Kolkata: The second wave corona created a huge void in the world of Bengali literature. Poet Sankha Ghosh, one of the poets of Bengal, passed away. He was 69 years old at the time of his death. Our Bengalis are mourning the death of the poet. Social media is full of verses by Shankha Ghosh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of the poet through social media posts. State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also expressed her condolences at the meeting.
Modi wrote, “People will remember Shri Sankh Ghosh for his contribution to Bengali and Indian literature. Many people have read and been fascinated by his work. I am deeply saddened by his death. My condolences to his family and friends. Peace be upon him.”
Speaking from the meeting, Mamata said, “Shankhababu has taught Bengali literature at Jadavpur, Delhi and Visva-Bharati University. He has been honored with many honors including the Rabindra Smriti Award. I had a very good relationship with Shankhababu. His death was an irreparable loss to the literary world.
By the way, Sankh Ghosh had been suffering from various problems due to old age for several months. In Corona’s days, treatment was at home. Corona was tested on April 11 for a slight fever. The report is positive. But the treatment was going on leaving him at home. His physical condition has been deteriorating since Tuesday night. Although given a ventilator on Wednesday morning, all attempts failed. The doctors opened the ventilator at 11 o’clock.
Note that poetry was his medium of protest. He also strongly opposed the amended citizenship law. That sharp pen became ‘wordless’ today.