Hiren Bhattacharyya

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Hiren Bhattacharyya
হীৰেন ভট্টাচাৰ্য
Hiruda.jpg
Born (1932-07-28)28 July 1932[1]
Jorhat, Assam
Died 4 July 2012(2012-07-04) (aged 79)[2]
Nationality Indian
Other names Hiruda
Sugandhi Pokhilar Kobi
Prem aru Rodalir Kobi
Known for Poet
Spouse(s) Parul Devi
Children 1 daughter
Parent(s) Tirthanath Bhattacharyya and Snehalata Bhattacharyya
Awards Sahitya Akademi Award

Hiren Bhattacharyya (Assamese: হীৰেন ভট্টাচাৰ্য) (28 July 1932 – 4 July 2012) was one of the best known poets working in the Assamese language. He had innumerable works published in Assamese and achieved many prizes and accolades for his poetry. He is known as Hiruda[3] (Assamese: হীৰুদা) among his fans. Prem aru Rodalir Kobi (Poet of Love and Sunshine) (Assamese: প্ৰেম আৰু ৰ'দালিৰ কবি) is his other name in the Assamese literature.

Biography[edit]

Bhattacharyya was born in Jorhat district at Assam in the year 1932. His father was Tirthanath Bhattacharyya and his mother was Snehalata Bhattacharyya. His father was a jailer, and as such as a child he was roamed all over Assam with his family and that was his first inspiration to become a poet. After battling for life almost three months, he died at 11:30 AM on 4 July 2012 in Guwahati, Assam.[4]

The Final Journey of Hiru Da

Literary works[edit]

Bhattacharyya mainly worked in the field of Assamese poetry. He was the editor of several Assamese magazines and newspapers. Some of the magazines he worked on are Chitrabon, Monon and Antorik. He was the poetry editor of the Assamese magazine Prantik for over three decades.[5]

Books

His published anthologies of poetry include:

  • Roudro Kamona (1968)
  • Kobitar Rod (1976)
  • Tomar Bahi
  • Xugondhi Pokhilaa (1981)
  • Mor Desh aru Mor Premor Kobita (1972)[1]
  • Bibhinno Dinor Kobita
  • Shoichor Pothar Manuh (1991)
  • Mur Prio Bornomala (1995)
  • Bhalpuwar Buka Mati' (1995)
  • Bhalpuwar Dikcou Batere (2000)
Collections of nursery rhymes
  • Lora Dhemali (1991)
  • Akon Dhemali (1991)
Others-
  • Ancient Gongs, (English Translation)
  • Jonaki Mon O Onyano etc. (Bengali Translation)

Few sample stanzas from the famous poems are :

Chuliot Rupali Rong Lagise

Beya Nedekhi Lagok
Sonali Khini Mosi Nidiba Buku Juri Thakok...

Mrityutow ata shilpo,
jibonor kothin shilot kota nirlohb bhaskarjya

Awards[edit]

  1. Baharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award in 1993.
  2. Bishnu Rava Bota, 1958
  3. Rajaji Puroskar, 1984-85 awarded by Bharatiya Bidya Bhawan
  4. Soviet Desh Neheru Bota, 1987[5]
  5. Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for his anthology of poems 'Saichor Pathar Manuh'.[5]
  6. Assam Valley Literary Award, (Asom Upotyoka Sahitya Bota) 2000 awarded by Megor Sikhya Nyash[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amar Asom Newspaper, Date: 5 July 2012, Accessdate=2012-07-04, Thursday
  2. ^ "Poet Hiren Bhattacharyya passes away". The Assam Tribune. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Article at Vedanti.com
  4. ^ umain30 (14 February 2012). "TOP TEN SONGS OF THE YEAR-2012 FORM THE WORLD MUSIC INDUSTRY". Umain30.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d Sushanta Talukdar (5 July 2012). "Assamese poet Hiren Bhattacharyya is dead". The Hindu (Guwahati). p. 1. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 

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