Anindya Mukhopadhyay

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Anindya Mukhopadhyay
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Born at Kolkata, Bengal. Mukhopadhyay is well known as a proficient stage actor and eloquent reciter of verses. He took up writing poetry much later and today write poems mostly in English besides Bengali.

Anindya completed his schooling at St. Mary's Orphanage & Day School and then graduated at Dum Dum Motijheel College in English Honours in the year 2012. He is currently pursuing a post-graduation degree in English from Rabindra Bharati University.

At the age of twelve, he was awarded Jugal Srimal scholarship of Tagore Foundation for his outstanding performance in Bengali Elocution competition. In school he distinguished himself by winning several prizes at recitation... more »

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  • ''a poet is born, not made.''
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Eye-Witness

By twenty a child matures just.
With great potential the virgin
makes his debut under the sun.

Here, slowly the loyal shade retracts.
Unaware we keep on amusing ourselves,
so usual with the new taste of freedom.

Nor everyone can adapt themselves proper
in a rough world all alone. As I was,
uprooted and stood single;
awe-struck among strangers.

Novice and naive I stepped inside. Not welcome
but humiliation was my reward. I felt
a crust develop gradually about the core.

These good few days gave me a start
shortly I came over-the-hill. ...

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