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Assamese Poet and Jnanpith winner Nilamani Phookan Passes Away

Assamese Poet and Jnanpith winner Nilamani Phookan Jr Passes Away on January 19, 2023, at 11.55 AM at GMCH. He was 90.

Phookan was referred to GMCH from Sanjeevani Hospital on Wednesday.

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma paid his condolences and tweeted:

 

He has won the 56th Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary award, for the year 2020 and also won Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese for his poetry collection, Kavita (Kobita). The Government of India awarded the Padma Shri in 1990.

Union Minister and former CM of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted :

 

 

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