Kokrajhar,Jan 17: Noted Bodo litterateur Chittaranjan Mashahary passed away after fighting for the last couple of months on Wednesday. He he 76 when he died at his Belguri residence in Kokrajhar in the wee hours.
BTAD areas observed a half holidays on Wednesday to respect the demise of the huge figure.
Sahitya pensioner Chittaranjan Mashahary was hospitalized a few months back. Recently he was admitted at Siliguri hospital for better treatment following his prolong illness.
Chittaranjan was born at Belguri village in 1945 and started writing from 1962.He authored over 60 Bodo books and novels while contributing a lot towards Bodo literature. Some of his notable works include Jujaini Or (1962), Gwrwnthini Unao (1970), Phulmati (1983), Sarmistha (1985), Daokani Baha (1987),Pwimal Mijink,Call Girl,Banashri,Sujata,Dukhuni Lwithw Barwi,Bari Konani Bibar etc.
Besides being awarded Sahitya Pension from the Assam government for his remarkable literary achievements, he was also honored with Pramad Chandra Brahma Literary Award from BTC in 2014 and Sameswari Literary Award from Bodo Sahitya Sabha.
A funeral rally along with his body was carried out in Kokrajhar beginning from Belguri village,Banargaon,ABSU office in Kokrajhar,Dotma,Serfanguri, Serfanguri and ended at his residence where well wishers, students union members paid last respect. Later,cremated at Belguri village crematorium by the evening.