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Satrical writer Bhadra Bora no more

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 1: Noted Assamese Satrical litterateur Bhadra Bora passed away at a city hospital today. He was 81.

Born at Tangla in 1935, he started his career as a satirical writer with a parody in 1951. His first satirical write-up – Boirobhab — was published in the souvenir of Darrang College in 1953. He had his graduation from B Borooah College, Guwahati in 1955, MA from Gauhati University in 1957 and M-Lib-SC from Dibrugarh University in 1975. He joined gaon College as a lecturer of Assamese in 1958 and joined the Assam Assembly as a librarian in 1959. He rendered his service as a research officer and as an editor of debates for 11 years, and then joined Gauhati University as a librarian and lecturer of information science in 1969. He retired as a reader in the department in 1995.

He had books like Ordhong Tyojoti Pandit (1956), Modhuren (1965), Bihagote Patijao Biya (1975), Notun Abhidhan (1961), satirical columns in various newspapers captioned Touba Touba, Kane-Kane, Mukuli Duhchinta and Kiramor Chithi; a TV serial Bhola Borar Dinolipi, radio drama Bhola Borar Sofor, etc., to his credit. He received literary pension in 1995. The Axam Xahitya Xabha (AXX) felicitated him twice, in 1998 at Howraghat and in 2001 at Sipajhar session.

Meanwhile, the AXX has decided to publish Asomiya Byongo Sahityo Ruprekha, a work edited by Bora. People thronged his residence at Jyotigar in the city today. In a message, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal said his contribution to the Assamese literature and social life will be remembered. “His death is an irreparable loss to society. I pray for his eterl peace. I also convey my sympathy to the bereaved family members,” he said.

Chief Minister’s media adviser Hrishikesh Goswami, AASU president Dipangko Kumar th, general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi, assistant general secretary Jayanta Kumar Deka, the AXX and others condoled the death of the writer. On March 2, the AXX will keep its flag half-mast at all its offices. Bora’s mortal remains will be cremated at bagraha crematorium.

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