Poet and journalist Arun Dasgupta passed away at his residence at Dhalghat, Patiya in Chattogram at about 1:30pm on Saturday. He was 86.
A confirmed bachelor, Arun Dasgupta inspired many litterateurs to pursue literature. He died at his residence at around 1:30pm. He had been suffering from old age complications. He was cremated at his native village in the evening.
Arun Dasgupta was born on January 1, 1936 at village Dhalghat in Chattogram. He started his journalism career in 1973 with Dainik Azadi and was the literary editor at Dainik Azadi.
Arun Dasgupta-penned literary works include Khandabdahan, Rabindranather Chhoyritur Gaan o Anyanya, Nabinchandra Sen, Kabitachinta o Anyanya Prabandha.