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|Born||6 February 1932|
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta|
|Known for||Poet and critic|
Padma Bhushan (2011)|
Jnanpith Award (2016)
Sahitya Akademi Award (1977)
Shankha Ghosh (born 5 February 1932) is a Bengali Indian poet  and critic. Ghosh got his undergraduate degree in Arts in Bengali language from the Presidency College, Kolkata in 1951 and subsequently his master's degree from the University of Calcutta.
He taught at many educational institutions, including Bangabasi College, City College (all affiliated to the University of Calcutta) and at Jadavpur University, all in Kolkata. He retired from Jadavpur University in 1992. In 1967, he participated in the International Writing Program's Fall Residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. He has also taught at Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies at Shimla, and at the Visva-Bharati University. He has won a number of prestigious awards including Jnanpith Award in 2016.
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