Bodo author passes away

Bodo writer and winner of Sahitya Akademi's Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Haricharan Boro, passed away this morning at his residence at Bagansali here after prolonged illness.

By Preetam B Choudhury in Kokrajhar
  • Published 30.11.16
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Kokrajhar, Nov. 29: Bodo writer and winner of Sahitya Akademi's Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Haricharan Boro, passed away this morning at his residence at Bagansali here after prolonged illness.

He was 70. He is survived by his son. Boro's wife was killed in the bomb blast at Kokrajhar market in 2008.

Born on April 1, 1946, Boro started teaching in Simbargaon High School here before joining the state economic and statistics department. He retired as joint director in the department.

He won the Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his book, Akhrangma Isingao (Inside the universe) in 2012.

His other works include Israel, Egyptni Jarimin arw Arimu (Egyptian history & art), Pyramid, Albert Einstein and Gubun Hadwrao Daobainai (a book on tourism).

Various organisations such as Bodo Sahiya Sabha, All Bodo Students' Union, Kokrajhar Press Club and literature lovers expressed shock over his death.

"He was humble, honest and a silent warrior of literature. His contribution towards Bodo literature is immense," said Urkhao Gwra Brahma, former Rajya Sabha MP and a Sahitya Akademi awardee.

"Boro started writing only after retirement and it was a remarkable achievement. His Akhrangma Isingao is very useful for children, particularly students of Bodo medium. Bodo society has lost a great social worker and writer," said Mansing Narzary, a college mate of Boro.