| 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
| 21 June 1945 (age 70) (1945-06-21) Netrokona, Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh)|
Bangla Academy Award (1982)
Ekushey Padak (2001)
Selected poems of Nirmalendu Goon, Gadyasamagra
Nirmalendu Goon Wikipedia
Nirmalendu Goon (born 21 June 1945) is a Bangladeshi poet known for his accessible verse. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2001 and Independence Day Award by the Government of Bangladesh in 2016. He was also awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1982.
Goon was born in Kasban village, Barhatta Upazila, Netrokona District, Mymensingh to Shukhendu Prakash Goon Chowdhury and Binaponi. He passed the Matriculation examination in 1962 and Intermediate examination in 1964 from Netrokona College. In 1969, he got his Bachelor of Arts degree. He published his poem Notun Kandari on the magazine Uttor Akash. On February 21, 1965, he published the poem Kono Ek Sangramir Drishtite on the magazine Weekly Janata.
Goon's first book of poetry, Premanghshur Rokto Chai, was published in 1970. Since then he has published forty-five collections of poetry and twenty collections of prose. Part of the generation of poets of 1960s, Goon's poetry contains stinging criticism of the nouveau riche and a touching description of the contrasting fate of the masses. A love of freedom and faith in the human spirit also permeates many of his poems. An avowed Marxist, Goon has also written poems urging an upheaval of the poor against the rich. He also has written a number of poems on important personalities, including Rabindranath, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Lenin, Shakti Chattopadhyay and others.
Goon wrote three autobiographical books - Amar Chhelebela, Amar Konthhoshor and Atma Kotha 1971.
The Library of Congress has a collection of thirty-seven titles by Goon. Goon was among the five Bangladeshi poets who took part at the Gothenburg Book Fair '13 in Sweden with their publications.
Goon's solo painting exhibition opened in July 2009 at Shahbagh in Dhaka.