Submitted by senritu on Wed, 06/02/2010 - 13:41.
ILA ROY is perhaps not known to you, but after a few minutes you may get
a idea of who she his through her words.
Ila Roy was born to Promila and Subodh Chandra Roy and lives in
Duttapukur, a little village in West Bengal, India. . She considers
herself a simple lady, a patriotic Indian, and proud of her country's
heritage of great personalities of the stature of Rabindranath Tagore
and Swami Vivekananda.
Ila says, "Mother is the most favorite word in my world."
Unfortunately, Ila lost her mother in 2007, and remembers telling her
mother "Bhalo Theko" (take care) just after she embarked on her final
journey. Ila's first book of poems, titled "Bhalo Theko", dedicated to
her mother, was published in 2008.
After her first book, Ila has been busy writing poems which are
regularly published in many Bengali Little Magazines, including Prometheus-er
Pothe, Samajdarpon, Annoman, Nirbed, Choitali,
Ila has a graduate degree from Calcutta University and a Masters
degree from Rabindra Bharati University. She has hosted Radio shows on
All India Radio (Akashvani) from 2003 to 2007.
Ila says, "I love nature and want to help the poor and the solitary
people because I think I am born for others."
Listen to recitation by Ila Roy of her own poems . Washington Bangla Radio is also broadcasting these
recordings on our live Radio channel online.