Born and brought up in Bongaon, a tiny terminal town, 75 kms away from the City of Joy, Kolkata, Santanu Halder is a bilingual poet, teacher, editor, translator, interviewer, critic, and an award winning citizen journalist(merinews). He lives besides the bank of river Ichhamati, a trans-boundary river which flows through India and Bangladesh and also forms the boundary between the two countries. The gentle flow of Ichhamati allures him to unleash his poetic wings. He is a lifetime member of the Guild of Indian English Writers Editors and Critics and the founder editor of Ichhamati Review and Student's English World monthly international Print Magazine. His poems have found a place in several national and International journals like Episteme, The Criterion, Contemporary Vibes, Writers Editors Critics, UK Poetry Library (UK), Brain Wrixon Books (Canada), and Our Poetry Corner (UK). His poems also got high recommendation in Destiny Poets UK (an International Community of Poets). He has attended seminars and poetry festivals and read his poems in the different parts of our country. His maiden poetry book "Bonsaied Rhapsodies" was published in 2013 and had been reviewed extensively.