Maheswar Neog

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Maheswar Neog
Born(1915-09-07)7 September 1915
Died13 September 1995(1995-09-13) (aged 80)
Occupationprofessor and writer

Professor Maheswar Neog (7 September 1915 – 13 September 1995) was an Indian academic who specialised in the cultural history of the North East India especially Assam, besides being an Assamese-language scholar and poet.[1][2][3][4] An editorial in the Assam Times called him "a versatile scholar and visionary thinker with encyclopedic range."[5] He remained Jawaharlal Nehru Professor at Gauhati University and later Saint Sankaradeva Professor at Punjabi University.

He was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 1974,[6] also in the same year he remained the President of Asam Sahitya Sabha (Assam Literary Society).[7] In 1994, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship the highest honour conferred by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.[8]



  1. ^ Mukunda Madhava Sharma; Satyanarayana Ratha (1974). Dr. Maheswar Neog: A Profile and a Short Bibliography. Lawyer's Book Stall.
  2. ^ "Professor Maheswar Neog". Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ Bipuljyoti Saikia (7 September 1915). "Bipuljyoti Saikia's Homepage : Authors & Poets – Maheswar Neog". Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ "DU VC delivers Maheswar Neog lecture". The Assam Tribune Online. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  5. ^ Dhruvajyoti Barua (13 September 2009). "Dr Maheswar Neog's contribution to GU". The Assam Tribune Online. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014.
  7. ^ "List of Asam Sahitya Sabha presidents". Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  8. ^ "SNA: List of Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna Puraskarwinners (Akademi Fellows)". SNA Official website. Archived from the original on 6 December 2014.