Jamuna Kalita left for heavenly abode on November 26, 2021. She was the second daughter of Rajanikanta and Bhogeswari Bora of Agsia, Palashbari. She was married to Malbhog Kalita and was a resident of Kharghuli, Guwahati.
From her early days, she stood out as a brilliant student in academics and also in extra-curricular activities like art, drama and especially writing. She could translate Bengali textbooks into Assamese while reading it extempore from a young age.
She served as a teacher in Palashbari Girls' High School and later at Janjhimukh Government School before joining the Indian Postal Service. She retired from service in the year 2001. Though busy juggling between work and home, she carried along with her passion for writing. She published five books, namely, Saptaswar, Majot Trixar Noi, Mon Mati Manuh, Tumar Babe and Hridoy Nodir Xaku. Three of her book still lie in the press, ready for publication. As her daughter-in-law, I was fortunate to have an empathic and loving mother-in-law and so were her children whom she raised as able citizens. Her grandchildren grew up listening to her countless stories and inculcated great moral values from them. Though she breathed her last, she continues to live in our hearts as our most precious memories. On her adya shraddha, I pay my most humble tribute to her noble soul.
– Dr Minakshee Barua
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