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Shakti Chattopadhyay
Shakti Chattopadhyay
Shakti Chattopadhyay
Born(1933-11-25)25 November 1933
Jaynagar, Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India[1]
Died23 March 1995(1995-03-23) (aged 61)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Pen nameSphulinga Samaddar[2]
Notable worksAbani Bari Achho
Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo
Notable awardsAnanda Puraskar[3]
Sahitya Akademi Award[4]

Shakti Chattopadhyay (25 November 1933 – 23 March 1995) was an Indian poet and writer who wrote in Bengali. He is known for his realistic depictions of rural life. He was a green poet, many of his poems raised the issue of nature in crisis. Through his poems he urged to protect Mother Nature, and plant trees.

Shakti Chattopadhyay was born in Jaynagar, to Bamanath Chattopadhyay and Kamala Devi. He lost his father at the age of four and was brought up by his maternal grandfather. He passed Matriculation Examination in 1951 and got admitted to the City College to study commerce as his maternal uncle, who was a businessman and also his guardian, promised him a job of an accountant. In 1953, he passed Intermediate Commerce Examination, but gave up studying commerce and got admitted to the Presidency College (now Presidency University, Kolkata) with Honours in Bengali literature but he did not appear in the examination.

Shakti Chattopadhyay worked with Ananda Bazar Patrika from 1970 to 1994, and was a visiting professor at Visva Bharati University after his retirement.[5]


  1. ^ Sengupta, Samir (2005). Shakti Chattopadhyay. Makers of Indian Literature (1st ed.). New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. p. 5. ISBN 978-81-260-2003-4.
  2. ^ Board of Editors, Bangla Akademi (2009) [1999]. Akademi Bidyarthi Bangla Abhidhan [Akademi Students' Bengali Dictionary] (in Bengali) (2nd ed.). Kolkata: Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi. p. 875. ISBN 978-81-86908-96-9. {{cite book}}: |last1= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ Sengupta, Samir (2005). Shakti Chattopadhyay. p. 93
  4. ^ Sengupta, Samir (2005). Shakti Chattopadhyay. p. 94
  5. ^ Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis. Sakti Chattopadhyay, Pages 127-128. Scarecrow Press, USA. 22 August 2013. ISBN 9780810880245. Retrieved 2 September 2019.

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