Pritish Nandy, was born in Bhagalpur, Bihar on 15th January 1951. He was educated at La Martiniere School, where his mother was a teacher. He is also said to have studied for a breif period of time at Presidency College, Kolkata.
He has donned many caps in his career, those of a poet, journalist, politician, television personality and a film producer. He is also a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament. He has several published books of his own poetry to his credit. He has also translated poems by others from Bengali into English.
Nandy's first book of poems Of gods and olives was published in 1967. Three further volumes followed in the 1960s and a further 14 volumes were published in the 1970s.
In July 1981 Nandy was ...» read full biography