• Somdev Chattopadhyay was born on 17-07-1974 at Katihar, a district town in the state of Bihar, India. His father Sekhar Lal Chattopadhyay was employed in Katihar division of North East Frontier (NF) Railway. In his childhood, his versatile father was the inspiration behind growing interest in various forms of art, craft and other creativities. He faced a huge setback in early teenage due to father’s untimely demise but continued his journey with literature, painting, photography and other creative works. His wife, Paramita Pathak, a fan of his paintings, insisted him to continue creative work when he lost his inspiring and supportive mother, Manjusree Chattopadhyay amid Covid-19 pandemic last year. Somdev created ‘The Goddess’ at that time. • Educational Qualifications: MBA(Finance), MBA(Marketing), CAIIB, PG Diploma in Banking. He is a PhD scholar in Management of the ICFAI University, Ranchi, India. • Special Achievement: 2nd place for ‘Financial Awareness’ paper in all India research paper competition organized by IIBF, Mumbai (2011). • Somdev Chattopadhyay is a senior banker, working in the state of West Bengal, India. • Despite not having done any traditional learning course in drawing or painting, Somdev has won several recognitions since his school days. He has experimented drawing pencil sketches and landscape, portrait, abstract, caricature with water colour, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, colour pencil, sketch pen etc. He has participated in art competition, exhibition and in live painting. He has also made book covers and illustrations. • His poetries, short stories, articles and travelogues have been published in various literary magazines and newspapers including ‘The Statesman’. He is an international poet and writes online on www.poetrysoup.com where his ‘Personification’ poetries have been well appreciated. • Books published: Bengali poetry: Brishti Yerokam (2006), Pangong Hroder Dhare (2020), English translation of poetry: The Outsiders (2021). • Recognition for Bengali literary work: ‘Shilpa Manon Sahitya Padak Sammanona’ (2011) and ‘Saikat Sahitya Sammanona’ (2016). • In his creative works, Somdev Chattopadhyay always portrays humanity, love, passion, unity, integrity, honour and dignity.