|Nissim Ezekeil is the father of post independence Indian verse and was an inexhaustible poet, critic, playwright, broadcaster and social commentator. He was born on December 24, 1924 to a Jew family. Nissim Ezekeil was always inclined towards poets like Yeats, Eliot, Erza Pound and many more since his school days. His proper use of English language was associated with colonialism and gave way for a controversy. He became assistant manager of The Illustrated Weekly in 1953. He went on writing in formal English for some time, but with the passage of time his works underwent a change. His poem ‘The Night of Scorpion’ is one of the best works of Indian English poetry.