Asoke Chakravarty, BOIMELA-UTSAV Award winner, is a poet, writer, artist, playwright, musician, engineer, MBA graduate and humanist who is of Indian origin and has lived in Canada for 55 years. Chakravarty’s written work has appeared in 18 publications, 80 leading magazines across three continents and many international anthologies. His work has been translated to Spanish, French, German, Turkish and other languages. Chakravarty is the founder-director of Krittibas Literary Group of Toronto and was the former President of The International Festival of Poetry of Resistance. His collection of poems Vaater thaalaai eto kaantaajhop was nominated for the Shahityo Academy in Delhi.