Poet Shankha Ghosh, the last of the Mohicans of the post-Jibanananda Das era of modern Bangla poetry, died from Covid-19 at the age of 89 at his residence in Kolkata today.
The poet had been suffering from fever. He tested positive for coronavirus infection on April 14, reports our New Delhi correspondent quoting his family.
His treatment started at home four days back, as he declined to be treated in a hospital, they said.
Shankha Ghosh's condition had deteriorated last night and he was put on a ventilator this morning before he died, family sources added.
Ghosh left behind his only daughter Semanti Ghosh.