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Noted Assamese poet Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya dies

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).

Sep 5, 2016 15:52 IST
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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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