Purnendu Patri was born on February 2, 1931. He was not only a poet but also an editor, writer, illustrator and film director. His first collection of poems was ‘Ek Mutho Rod’. However, Patri rose to fame in his literary career with his famous collection of poetry ‘Kothopokothon’. He is also renowned for his experimentations with the cover page of books. He was awarded with the ‘Manik Smriti Puraskar’ by the Ultarath Publication in 1958 for his first novel, ‘Dnarer Moyna’. His other poems are ‘Sonar Medal’, ‘kono Kono Yubok Yuboti’, ‘Kokhon aschho tumi’, ‘Tumi Aajkal’, ‘Kalke Ele’, ‘Tomar Bondhu Ke’, etc. His directorial film ‘Strir Patra’ was awarded with the Best Bengali Feature Film at the 20th National Film Awards. He died on March 19, 1997.