Nilmoni Phukan (Senior)

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Nilmoni Phukan
Born (1880-06-22)22 June 1880
Dibrugarh district, Assam
Occupation Writer, poet, politician

Nilmoni Phukan (Assamese: নীলমণি ফুকন; 1880–1978) was an Assamese writer, poet, freedom fighter and politician popularly known as Bagmibor (Assamese: বাগ্মীবৰ) in the Assamese literature.[1] Since he shares his name with another Assamese poet, Nilmani Phukan, he is often referred as Nilmoni Phukan (Senior). Phukan was the president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha for two times; in 1944 held at Sivasagar district and in 1947 held at Dibrugarh district of Assam.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Phukan was born on 22 June 1880 at Dibrugarh district, Assam. He was the son of Lombodhar Phukan.[3] After his early education at George's Institution, Dibrugarh and Cotton College, Guwahati, he passed the B.A. examination from Victoria College at Cooch Bihar (as a graduating student of the University of Calcutta), in 1907. After graduation, he decided to study law, but the course remained incomplete.[4]

Literary works[edit]

Phukan's literary works include:

  • Jyotikona (জ্যোতিকণা) (1938),
  • Sahiityakola (সাহিত্যকলা) (1940),
  • Joya Tirtho (জয়াতীৰ্থ) (1941),
  • Chintamoni (চিন্তামনি) (1942),
  • Manashi (মানসী) (1943),
  • Gutimali (গুটিমালী) (1950),
  • Jinjiri (জিঞ্জিৰি) (1951),
  • Mahapurusiya Dharma, Omitra (মহাপুৰুষীয়া ধৰ্ম, অমিত্ৰা) (1952),
  • Xondhani (সন্ধানী) (1953),
  • Xotodhara (শতধাৰা) (1962),
  • Mormobani (মৰ্মবাণী) (1963),
  • Aahuti (আহুতি),
  • Torun Asom (তৰুণ অসম),
  • Mora Dalot Kuhipaat (মৰা ডালত কুঁহিপাত) etc.

Phukan also worked as an editor in the Dainik Batori a short-lived daily newspaper, with Sivaprasad Barua for few times.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deepali Barua (1994). Urban History of India: (a Case Study). Mittal Publications. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-81-7099-538-8. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Asam Sahitya Sabha is the foremost and the most popular organization of Assam". Vedanti.com. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Mohan B. Daryanani (1999). Who's who on Indian stamps. Mohan B. Daryanani. ISBN 978-84-931101-0-9. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Himmat – Volume 16 – Page 73. 1980. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Abu Nasar Saied Ahmed (1 January 2006). Nationality question in Assam: the EPW 1980–81 debate. Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development. ISBN 978-81-8370-038-2. Retrieved 23 June 2013.