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Legendary Assamese writer, journalist Homen Borgohain passes away at 88

Legendary Assamese writer, journalist Homen Borgohain passes away at 88

Legendary Assamese writer and veteran journalist, Homen Borgohain passed away on Wednesday morning after battling post-COVID-19 complications.He was 88.

According to the reports, the veteran journalist, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at a private nursing home Guwahati, Assam.

Homen Borgohain was a notable writer and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in the Assamese language for his novel Pita Putra in 1978, but he returned his ward in 2015 in protest against the intolerance created in the Indian society.

His notable literary include Saudor Puteke Nao Meli Jay, Halodhiya Soraye Baudhan Khai,Timir Tirtha, Matshyagandha, Nisongota, Aatmanuxandhan, Gadyar Sadhana, etc.

He also served as the president of Asom Sahitya Sabha from 2001-2002.

Before chossing a career in journalism, Borgohain worked as an Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer for a brief period.

The Assam government has announced that Borgohain's last rites will be performed with full state honours.

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