Purnendu Patri was an Indian poet of Bengali origin. He was born in Howrah in West Bengal. He was a noted short-story writer and a critic. One of his story collection is known as 'Staliner Raaa' and a book on Rabindranath is titled 'Amar Rabindranath'. He also has a wife, a son, and 3 daughters.
Patri was also known as an illustrator and filmmaker. Among his books of poetry are:
Ek Muttho Rode (1951)
Shobder Bichhana (1972)
Tumi Eley Shurjodoy Hoy (1976)
Kathopokothan (5 volumes of poetry)