Jaydev Bhukta (22November, 1936 to 11 December 2023) For the last three decades of his life, post his retirement from college, Jaydev Bhukta dedicated himself entirely to the pursuit of translations. Since his very childhood he had developed a love for literature that was further broadened and intensified through his academic and professional ventures.
While in the classroom he would communicate his passion for literature to the students, taking them away from the world of tests and examinations. He would give them a taste of the celestial elixir, the bliss of literature, something that nourished his own being over the years. Endowed with a natural skill in both the languages, English and Bengali, Professor Bhukta was at ease with the work of translation, seeking a bridging of the two cultures, Western and Indian.