The legend Assamese poet, Sahitya Akademi Award winner Hiren Bhattacharyya died today at 11:30AM. He was 80 years at the time of death.
Hiren Bhattacharyya has innumerable publications in Assamese and achieved many prizes and accolades for his poetry. Late Bhattacharyya was known as Hiruda.
The legend of Assamese poem history, Hiren Bhattacharyya achieved Bishnu Rabha Award in 1998, Rajaji Puroskar(awarded by Bharatiya Bidya Bhawan) in 1984-1985, Soviet Desh Neheru Award in 1987, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 and Asom Upotyoka Sahitya Award(Assam Valley Literary Award) in 2000.
Late Bhattacharyya published several popular collections of poems including Roudro Kamona(1968), Kobitar Rod(1976), Tomar Bahi, Xugondhi Pokhilaa(1981), Mor Desh aru Mor Premor Kobita(1972), Bibhinno Dinor Kobita, Shoichor Pothar Manuh(1991), Mur Prio Bornomala(1995), Bhalpuwar Buka Mati(1995) and Bhalpuwar Dikcou Batere(2000). He was also known as well-known lyricist.
Hiren Bhattacharyya born in Jorhat district at Assam in the year 1932. His father was Late Tirthanath Bhattacharyya and mother was Late Snehalata Bhattacharyya.