LAKHIMPUR: Literary figure, popular teacher and woman activist of Dhakuakhana, Jinu Konwar Gogoi is no more. She breathed her last on Sunday at a private nursing home in Guwahati while undergoing treatment. She was 54. The untimely demise of the popular social activist who was involved with various social, literary and cultural activities, cast a pall of gloom in the subdivision.
She served as a subject teacher of the Assamese in Dhakuakhana Collegiate High School and then in Harhi Higher Secondary School and Dhakuakhana Model Higher Secondary School.
Being a literary figure, she extended her contribution to Assamese literature as a storyteller, poet, and writer. Ei Matir Moromote and Saponar Sarapat are her collections of short stories while Butam is her collection of poetry. She wrote Chinta Ratan, which is her collection of articles on various subject matters. She was also involved in the editing of a number of journals, magazines, and souvenirs published from Dhakuakhana subdivision.
During the span of her life, Jinu Konwar Gogoi extended her service to humanity as vice-president and publishing secretary of Lakhimpur District Lekhika Samaroh Samiti, as a literature secretary of Homen Borgohain Trust, as magazine editor of Lakhimpur District Subject Teachers’ Association and as vice-president of Dhakuakhana branch Xahitya Xabha. She won the Jamuneswari Khataniar Literary Award (2016) conferred by Sadou Asom Lekhika Samaroh Samiti, Mamoni Roysom Goswami Soworani Sahitya Surabhi Bota and the Muktalota Devi Soworani Bota (2018). She is survived by two daughters.
Tai Culture Research and Development Centre of Dhakuakhana, Dhakuakhana unit AASU, Xahitya Xabha, Lekhika Samaroh Samiti, Dhakuakhana Mohkuma Mahila Samiti, teachers’ unit of Dhakuakhana Model HS School along with various institutions, organizations and individuals expressed deep grief at her demise and extended condolence to the bereaved family.