Noted Assamese poet Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya dies

Sep 5, 2016 15:52 IST

Noted Assamese poet, literary critic and author Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya passed away on 2 September 2016 in Guwahati following age-old ailments. He was 95.

He was a former principal of Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati.

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About Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya
• Born in 1921, Bhattacharyya began his literary career as a poet, but later emerged as a leading literary critic and essayist.
• His work brought him several awards including the Soviet Land Nehru Award (1983), Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award (1991), Sahitya Akademi Award (2002) and the Assam Valley Literary Award (2006).
• He was honoured by Asam Sahitya Sabha with the Sahityacharya title in 2010.
• His best-known collections of poems include Ei Kunwolite, Cherashalir Malita, Bidai Phular Din, Ahata Sapon and Noni Asane Gharat.

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