Nissim Ezekiel (1924 – 2004) was a Mumbai based Indian Jewish poet, playwright, actor and critic. He is one of the most distinguished contemporary Indian poets in English. His best known books include Time to Change, The Discovery of India, The Unfinished Man, Hymns in Darkness and Later Day Psalms. He received the Sahitya Akademy Award in 1983 (for Later-Day Psalms) and Padmashri in 1988.
He was born into a Jewish family in Bombay in 1924.