Annada Shankar Ray was an eminent poet and essayist who started his literary career at an early age by translating the short story of Leo Tolstoy. He was born on March 15, 1904. His family originally belongs to Kotrung, Odhisa. He cleared the Indian Civil Services (ICS) examination in 1927 and joined to serve the administrative system. His literary career was inspired by Rabindranath Tagore. Tarunya, his first book was the footstep of his career. His poems primarily focused on criticising the partition of India and one such notable piece is “Teler Shishi Bhaanglo bole Khukur Pore Raag Koro”. Some of his famous works include Pathe Prabase, Prakitir Parihas, Kamini Kanchan, etc. He died on October 28, 2002, in Kolkata.