Noted Assamese poet Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya passes away

Noted Assamese poet, author and literary critic Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya passed away in Guwahati, Assam due to age-old ailments. He was 95.

He was a former principal of Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati and was elder brother of well-known Assamese litterateur Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya had won  Jnanpith Award in 1979.

About Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya

  • Born in 1921 at Meleng Kathgaon near Jorhat, Assam. He had started his literary career as a poet, but later emerged as a leading essayist and literary critic.
  • His best-known collections of poems include Cherashalir Malita, Ei Kunwolite, Ahata Sapon, Bidai Phular Din and Noni Asane Gharat.
  • Awards and Honours: Soviet Land Nehru Award (1983), Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award (1991), Sahitya Akademi Award (2002) and Assam Valley Literary Award (2006).
  • In 2010, he was honoured with the Sahityacharya title by Asam Sahitya Sabha.



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