Pritish Nandy (born 15 January 1951) is an Indian poet, painter, journalist, parliamentarian, media and television personality, animal activist and maker of films, TV and streaming content. He was member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament representing Maharashtra based party Shiv Sena. He is the author of forty books of poetry in English and has translated poems by other writers from Bengali, Urdu and Punjabi into English as well as a new version of the ''Isha Upanishad''. Apart from these, he has authored books of stories and non fiction as well as three books of translations of classical love poetry from Sanskrit. He was Publishing Director of The Times of India Group and Editor of ''The Illustrated Weekly of India'', The Independent, and ''Filmfare'' in the 1980s, all simultaneously. He has held six exhibitions of his paintings and calligraphy. He founded Pritish Nandy Communications Ltd, the content company, in 1993. He also founded People for Animals, India’s first animal rights NGO which is currently run by co-founder Maneka Gandhi as Chairperson.
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