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Renowned poet from Assam Nilmani Phookan Bags Jnanpith Award

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Nilmani Phookan, who is a renowned poet in the state of Assam with works like ‘Henu Nami Ahe Ei Nodiyedi’ and ‘Kobita’ has been awarded ‘Jnanpith Award’ which is said to be the highest literary honour. The poet bagged the Award for his life long dedication towards literature.

Biggest achievements:

Nilmani Phookan, is the first in while to receive the award in the state after Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya and Mamoni Raisom Goswami. Phookan also bagged the  Akademi Award in year 1981.

About Nilamani Phookan:

Born in September 19, 1933 in Dergaon, Jorhat Phookan started writing poetry since the early 1950s.

Awards received:

He was awarded the 1981 Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese for his poetry collection, Kavita (Kobita). He was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 1990, and received the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the highest literary honor in India, given by Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters in 2002

Notable works:

His work, replete with symbolism, is inspired by French symbolism and is representative of the genre in Assamese poetry. His notable works include Surya Henu Nami Ahe Ei Nodiyedi, Gulapi Jamur Lagna, and Kobita.

Also read: PUBLICATION BOARD ASSAM INVITES APPLICATION FOR PRAKASHAN PARISHAD SAHITYA AWARD 2021; READ DETAILS

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