Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Shilabhadra passes away

Noted litterateur and Sahitya Akademy ward winning writer Reboti Mohan Dutta Chaudhory passed away on Friday night at a city hospital. For the 87 year writer of the Madhupur ArunTaangini, the end came at around 8-30 in the evening. Popularly known as Shilabhadra, Dutta Chaudhory was admitted in the hospital two weeks back in view of his old age ailment. He was born in 1924 in Gauripur in Dhubri district. He completed his graduation from Carmichael College in Rongpur and later did his mater degree in mathematics from the Calcutta Univrsity in 1946. He started his career as a teacher in Cotton College. After working as a journalist for a short spell of time he joined the Jorhat Engineering College as a teacher of Mathematics and retired in 1982. Right from 1940, he started writing---initially short stories and later novels. His maiden novel was Madhupur ArunTaangini. It was followed by Agomonir ghat, Abichinna and Prasir.

He was also conferred the coveted Sahitya Akademy Award in 1994. Before that he won the Assam Valley Award in 2001. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Asam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed grief at his demise and said it’s a great loss for the state. Asom Sahitya Sabha President Kanaksen Deka also condoled the death.

Pix by UB Photos

Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to

Add new comment


Republish this content

Random Stories

NE can learn from big city disaster: Keya Acharya

17 May 2019 - 5:25pm | AT News
Guwahati, May 17: Senior journalist and researcher on environment and development issues, Keya Acharya expressed concern over the state of environment across the country and said that Bengaluru can...

The National Integration camp at Puranigudam

24 Jul 2010 - 12:32pm | DigantaTalukdar
The National Integration camp (NIC) which has been organised by Dristi Foundation under the sponsorship of Ministry of Youth affairs...

Kokrajhar: 8 MPTF men surrender

10 Feb 2013 - 4:57pm | AT News
Eight Muslim Protection Tiger Force surrendered before police in Kokrajhar district. Led by Hafizur Rahman, area commander of the outfit, the newly form outfit’s militants surrendered before the top...