Bengali litterateur Indramitra passes away
Kolkata: Noted Bengali litterateur Arabinda Guha, who is also known by his pseudonym Indramitra, passed away at a city nursing home today, family sources said.
He was 89 and is survived by his wife, noted Rabindra Sangeet singer Purabi Guha, and a daughter.
Arabinda Guha has been unwell for the past three years and was taken to the nursing home this morning after his condition deteriorated. He died there in the afternoon.
He used to write poems in his own name and publish his research based works in his pseudonym.
The author was recipient of Rabindra Purashkar, instituted by the West Bengal Government, twice for his books 'Karunasagar Vidyasagar', a research based work, and 'Dekha Sakkhat', a collection of poems.
He was also the recipient of Narasimha Das Purashkar, instituted by the Delhi University, for 'Saajghar', another research based work.
Guha was born in 1929 at Barisal in undivided Bengal and was educated at the BM College in Barisal and Asutosh College here.
His first book of poems 'Dakkhin Nayak' and the last one, 'Prasthan Samay Upasthit' was published in 2014.
Eminent poet Sankha Ghosh and thespian Saonli Mitra condoled the death of Indramitra.