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Nirmalendu Goon

(21 June 1945 - / Netrokona / Bangladesh)

Nirmalendu Goon
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Nirmalendu Goon (Bengali: নির্মলেন্দু গুণ)is a Bangladeshi poet, and one of the most popular poets in Bangladesh, lauded by many for his accessible verse in an age where Bangla poetry has become increasingly complex.

Early Life

Nirmalendu Goon was born in Barhatta in Netrokona, in undivided India, now in Bangladesh.

Goon was one of the few people who openly protested Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's assassination in 1975 in a period when even mentioning Mujib was considered dangerous.


His first book of poetry was published in 1970. Since then he has published forty-five collections of poetry and twenty collections of prose. ... more »

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