|Died||25 December 2018 (aged 94)|
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Occupation(s)||Writer, poet, author|
|Awards||Sahitya Academy Award(1974), Banga Bibhushan (2017)|
Nirendranath Chakravarty (19 October 1924 – 25 December 2018) was a contemporary Bengali poet, Translator, Novelist. He lived in Bangur Avenue, Kolkata.
He was born in Faridpur district of undivided Bengal in 1924. After graduating from the University of Calcutta, he started journalism in the daily "Raiyah". He won the Sahitya Academy Award in 1974 for the book of poems Ulanga Raja (The Naked King). In 2007, the University of Calcutta awarded him an honorary Doctor of Literature degree. Chakravarty also wrote few detective novels of Bhaduri Moshai.
Some of his poetry anthologies are:
He also translated Hergé's "The Adventures of Tintin" in Bengali.
Chakravarty died on 25 December 2018 at 12:25 pm following a heart attack. He was 94 years old, and at the time, was suffering from breathing problem in the last few months.