About this author
Kalidas Roy was born on 22 June 1889, in Karul village of Bardhaman (Now Purba Bardhaman district) At West Bengal in a Vaidya family and was from the family lineage of the Vaishnava poet.
He earned his first degree from the Krishnanath College, Berhampore, Bengal Presidency, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. Later he studied for his MA examinations in philosophy at the Scottish Church College.
During his teaching career, Roy taught in various institutions like Barisha High School (South 24 Parganas, near Kolkata) and Mitra Institution, Bhowanipore Branch, Kolkata, where he served as the Assistant Headmaster.
His famous poems include Chhatradhara (The Stream of Students), which describes a teacher’s appreciation of his interaction with students, and Triratna (The Three Jewels). In addition to poetry, he also translated Sanskrit works and made critical reviews of books.
In Kolkata, he lived in a house near Tollygunge, which he christened as “Sandhyar Kulai” (Evening Abode). He died on 25 October 1975.
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