Mahim Bora

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mahim Bora
Mahim bora.jpg
Mahim bora with legendary actor Shashi Kapoor at padma awards 2011.
Born (1924-07-06)6 July 1924
Sonitpur district, Assam
Died 5 August 2016(2016-08-05) (aged 92)
Guwahati
Occupation Writer, critic, poet
Language Assamese
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Assamese
Citizenship Indian
Education M.A. in Assamese from Gauhati University
Genre Assamese
Subject Literature
Notable works Edhani mahir hanhi, Kathanibari ghat
Notable awards Padma Shri
Spouse Lt.Mrs.Dipti Rekha Bora

Mahim Bora (6 July 1924 – 5 August 2016) was an Indian writer and educationist from Assam.[1] He was elected as a president of the Assam Sahitya Sabha held in 1989 at Doomdooma.[2] He was awarded with most notably with the Padma Shri in 2011, the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2001 and the Assam Valley Literary Award in 1998. Assam Sahitya Sabha conferred its highest honorary title Sahityacharyya on him in 2007.

Brief life[edit]

Mahim bora ,Born on July 6, 1924 in Ghopesadharu, a tea estate in Sonitpur district .He spent his childhood in his home village Ramtamuli Chuk, Hatbar.

Education

He did his primary schooling from Primary Hatbar L.P. School, Hatbar M.E. Kuwarital Combined M.V. School. He passed Matriculation from Kaliabar Govt, Aided High School and did Intermediate from Nowgong College, Nagaon (Assam) in 1946. He did B.A. from Cotton College, Guwahati (Assam) and M.A. in Assamese literature from Guwahati University,Guwahati.

Work

After taking his M.A degree he first joined service as a teacher at Kaliabar H.E.School, Nagaon & Kamrup Academy, Guwahati.He was assistant editor of Rangghar Children Magazine (now defunct) and also worked as conductor of Gaonlia Raijole in All India Radio, Guwahati.He later joined as an Assamese lecturer in J.B.College, Jorhat (Assam), and lastly he shifted to Nowgong College, Nagaon permanently and retired as Head of the Assamese Department. He was also the founder lecturer of A.D.P college and Girl's college Nagaon.

Social Activities

i) One of the founder teacher of Kaliabar Girls H.E School, Hatbar, Nagaon 1944.

(ii) The founder associate, Kanak Lata Library (now defunct).

(iii) The founder member of ‘Arun Sewa Samity’.

iv) Founder Member, Natya Sangha.

He was also the Chief editor of literary magazine "Arunachal".

He was also a member of Advisory board for Assamese Sahitya Akademi.

Achievement

He was President of Nowgong District Sahitya Sabha, Assam Sahitya Sabha:Kavi Sanmilan (1978) and Assam Sahitya Sabha (1989–90).

Family

He married Dipti Rekha Hazarika of Jamuguri on 1 May 1957,(she was former Principal of Nagaon Gov't Girls School).He was father of 2 Son.His wife died on 20 Jan of 1999.His younger son Lt.Dr.Abhijit Bora died on 2005.He spend his retired life with his elder son,2 daughter in law, his 3 loving grand children's and sharing his knowledge with his fellow Nagaon citizen's in his Nagaon Home (Tejimola).

Death

He died on August 5, 2016 due to old age problem in a private hospital of Guwahati at the age of 93. He was cremated with full State honour in Nagaon.

Literary works[edit]

Bora's chief anthology of poems was Rangajiya(The Red Dragon-fly, 1978). In his short stories, he was an observer of folk and rural situations. He was a regular contributor of short stories to various periodicals.

Short Story collection:

Kathanibari Ghat (1961),  Deha Garaka Prem (1967), Moi Pipali Aru Puja (1967),  Bahubhuji Tribhuj (1967) ,  Akhan Nadir Mrityu (1972),   Rati Phula Phul (1977), Borjatri (1980),  Mor Priya Galpa (1987) and Collection of Essays-  Chinta Bichitra (1989), Sahitya Bichitra (1989),

Novels: Herua Digantar Maya (1972), Edhani Mahir Hanhi (2001), Banduli Phular Rang (2007) and Putala Ghar (1973)

Children literatures: Batris Putalar Sadhu (1976) and Tezimala Aru Cindarela (2007)

Translations: Raja Rammohan Ray

Edited Book:Sankardevar Nat (1989)

Poetry Collection: Ranga Jia (1978), Jonamanir hanhi; Radio Plays : Laru Gopalar Prem, Laru Gopalar Bibah, Laru Gopalar Ghar-Sansar, Padum Kunwari (1951), Nirmal Bhakat (1951), Pansha Sar, Garakhia Bhim (1951), Tinir Tini Gal,Tup,Mas aru Manuh,Batar Akosh Bagari Edited by T. Goswami, Memoir 'Pakhi Loga Din' edited by G.C. Das, Pabandha Bisitra Edited by G.C.Das.

Awards[edit]

for Rati PhuLa Phul in 1980.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mahim Bora - Indian Review - Critiques and Writings from across India and the World over !: Literature". Indianreview.in. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Axom Xahitya Xabha (The Literary Society of Assam) | Assam Portal". Assam.org. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Press Information Bureau English Releases". Pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  4. ^ (PDF) http://mha.nic.in/pdfs/Padma(E)2011.pdf. Retrieved 2013-06-10.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ TI Trade (2011-01-26). "The Assam Tribune Online". Assamtribune.com. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Sahitya Academy Awards : Assamese Books & Authors". Indiapicks.com. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  7. ^ "Akademi Awards Information". Sahitya Akademi. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  8. ^ "Literary Awards". enajori.com. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 

External links[edit]