by NEWSNER , 2021-05-12 16:45:51
Celebrated Assamese litterateur and journalist, Homen Borgohain gave up at 6.58 this morning during a private hospital within the city where he was admitted after he had fallen sick in his residence at 3 AM today. He was 89.
A novelist, columnist and journalist moulded into one, Homen Borgohain was released from the hospital a couple of days back after he had tested negative for COVID19.
He was the Editor in Chief of the widely circulated Assamese Daily newspaper, Niyamiya Barta till the time of his death. He had earlier edited Assamese Daily Amar Asom and periodicals Asom Bani and Nilachal among others. He wont to represent Bengali Daily Ajkal as its Northeast representative.
Borgohain first edited an Assamese weekly newspaper Nilachal and later he edited the weekly Nagarik.
A pall of gloom has descended in Assam especially within the Brahmaputra Valley region at the death of the state’s one among the foremost decorated litterateur who had donned the hat of the president of Asam Sahitya Sabha.
He was the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award (1978) for his popular novel Pita-Putra. He was also the recipient of the Assam Valley Literary Award.
His other notable literary works include — Saudor Puteke Nao Meli Jay, Halodhiya Soraye Baudhan Khai, Astarag, Subala, Aatmanuxandhan etc.
He was born on December 7, 1932, at Dhakuakhana within the Lakhimpur district of Assam. After his schooling, Borgohain joined Cotton College and graduated from the distinguished institution.
His death has been widely mourned within the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of the litterateur besides Assam Chief Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, former CM Sarbananda Sonowal and an outsized number of organisations and individuals of repute.