Breaking: Eminent litterateur, journalist Homen Borgohain no more


GUWAHATI: Prominent litterateur, journalist of Assam Homen Borgohain is no more. Borgohain who was a former president of Asom Sahitya Sabha, the apex literary body of the state breathed his last at 6.58 AM at GNRC Hospital in Guwahati.

The eminent litterateur recently recovered from COVID-19.

Borgohain who occupied a distinguished place in Assam’s literary and intellectual arenas was serving as the chief editor of popular Assamese daily ‘Niyomiya Barta’ till his death.

He was born on December 7, 1932 at Dhakuakhana in Lakhimpur district. After his schooling, Borgohain joined Cotton College and graduated from the prestigious institution.

Before starting his career in journalism, the prominent novelist, essayist worked as an Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer for a brief period. Borgohain first edited an Assamese weekly newspaper Nilachal and later he edited the weekly Nagarik. Afterwards, he served as Northeast correspondent for Bangali daily newspaper Ajkal. Borgohain was also editor of Asam Bani and Amar Asom, two leading newspapers of Assam.

He was awarded the 1978 Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese for his novel Pita Putra.

His other notable literary works include — Saudor Puteke Nao Meli Jay, Halodhiya Soraye Baudhan Khai, Astarag, Subala, Aatmanuxandhan etc.

Borgohain’s death has been widely mourned in the state.