Basu is one of the leading literary personalities
of Modern Bengali Literature. He is a poet, writer,
essayist, critic, translator, journalist and literary
activist. He was born on December 1st, 1940 in Barisal,
now in Bangladesh. At the grim days of partition he
came as a refugee boy with his family in West Bengal,
India. He had in his memories the riverine alluvial
landscape and changing vegetation of Barisal which
later gave shapes to many images of his poetry.
An M.A. in Bengali of the Calcutta University and
Diploma holder in journalism, Berlin. He worked as
a journalist and later as a lecturer in literature
in a college. He retired from teaching on 2001.
A linguist, a grammarian and literary historian as
he is, he has books on varied subjects of his liking.
He has nine books of poems, and ten books on varied
subjects. He is married, his daughter is a Doctor
in U.K. and the son is doing dissertation at JNU,
New Delhi. He has been associated with many progressive
movements, as an ardent champion of human brotherhood,
peace, democracy and socialism.
His publication include Bananike Kavitaguchchha
(1965), Nijer Mukhomukhi (1967) Rakter Bhitare Roudra
(1969), Adhikar Rakter Kavitar (1970), Bagher Thabar
Niche (1982), Nirab Santrash (1999), Anna Ashru Violin
(2005), Bhasan Dariya (2008) etc. He had
been awarded of many citations of honour of achievements.