Amitabh Mitra is an Orthopedic Surgeon / Aviation Medicine Expert in a busy hospital in East London in South Africa. A widely published poet in the web and print, Amitabh has been hailed as one of the most popular Indian poet writing in English today by the Skyline Literary Review, New York.
A powerful voice dispersing a reverie of time and heritage, his love poems with a backdrop of feudal Gwalior and Delhi takes you on a sentimental journey to old family homes, forts and palaces where he grew up.
His unique style of fusing words into almost lyrical dream like images, exploring muted corners of life taken over by a sudden rush hour time, Amitabh brings forth poetry that seem to peep from behind veils and shadows, waylaid in a mind state in Johannesburg and New York, all merging in an unforgettable ecstatic experience.
His first book of poems was published in 1980 under the title of Ritual Silences.
Dr. Mitra figures in the International Roster of Physician Poets, a massive roster of ancient and contemporary poets / writers maintained by Dr. Daniel Bryant and assisted by Dr. Suzanne Poirer, Professor of Literature and Medical Education, University of Illinois, USA.