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|Born||25 November 1933|
Jaynagar, Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||23 March 1995 (aged 61)|
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
|Pen name||Sphulinga Samaddar|
|Notable works||Abani Bari Achho|
Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo
|Notable awards||Ananda Puraskar|
Sahitya Akademi Award
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.
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