Eminent Assamese litterateur Lakshmi Nandan Bora no more


GUWAHATI: Padma Shri awardee and noted Assamese litterateur Lakshmi Nandan Bora is no more.

Bora, a doyen of Assamese literature and intelligentsia breathed his last at Excelcare Hospital in Guwahati on Thursday morning. He was 89.

Bora, former president of Asom Sahitya Sabha penned many award winning novels including Patal Bhairavi, Ganga Chilonir Pakhi and Kayakalpa. A recipient of Sahitya Academy Award and Saraswati Samman, Bora was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.

The prominent writer was born on June 15, 1932. He did his schooling at Nagaon High School and graduated in physics from erstwhile Cotton College (Now Cotton University). He was a post-graduate in physics from Presidency College, Kolkata. He pursued doctoral studies in meteorology at Andhra University. Lakhmi Nandan Bora was the first person to be awarded a doctoral degree in meteorology by the university.

For most of his career he worked at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat as a faculty member.

He has also served as a visiting professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University for two terms.