Renowned Assamese poet Nilamani Phukan passes away

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Renowned Assamese poet and Jnanpith awardee Nilamani Phukan passed away at the age of 89 at Guwahati Medical College, Hospital.

  • Nilamani Phukan was born on September 10, 1933 in Dergaon, Assam.

  • He started his career as a lecturer in 1964 at Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati.

  • He was awarded theSahitya Akademi Award in 1981 for his poetry collection 'Kabita'.

  • He was conferred with the56th Jnanpith Award 2020.

  • The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1990.

  • His major works include Juria Henu Naami Aahe E Nodiyadi, Kabita and Gulapi Jamur Lagna.

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