From our Correspondent
Kokrajhar, Jan 18: Greatest Bodo novelist of the century, Chittaranjan Mashahary, who was also called as the Sambrat of Bodo novels, breathed his last on the night of January 16 at his residence at Onthaibari (Belguri) under Serfanguri PS in Kokrajhar district following prolonged illness. He was 73. He leaves behind his wife, three sons, three daughters and grand children. Mashahary, the first recipient of Sameswary Award of the BSS, Promod Chandra Brahma Literary Award winner, Proban Borgoyary Literary Award winner and Sahitya pensioner of the State, had been bed-ridden since couple of months. He was recently taken to Siliguri in West Bengal for treatment but brought back home due to little hope of recovery. The EM, BTC, Rajib Brahma took the responsibility to give better treatment in Siliguri.
Soon after news of his demise spread, EM Rajib Brahma, former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma, BTC MCLA Jyatorindra Brahma, president of Kokrajhar district BSS, Baneswar Basumatary, leaders of ABSU, BPF, ABWWF, Surrendered NDFB Welfare Association, UPPL and other organizations went to his residence and offered floral tribute.
Later, his body was taken to Ramfalbil, Serfanguri, Dotma, Bargaon, office of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha at Kokrajhar town, BTC Secretariat, Titaguri, Debargaon and Patgaon via Simbwrgaon and cremated at his tive village in presence of hundreds of dignitaries, well-wishers, villagers and leaders of different organizations.