GUWAHATI, Nov 30 � Condolence messages continue to pour in from various quarters mourning the death of eminent litterateur Dr Indira (Mamoni Raisom) Goswami who passed away on Tuesday.
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) in its condolence meeting held today under the presidentship of Bhubaneswar Kalita recalled the immense contributions made by Dr Goswami and conveyed its sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The meet also recollected her role as a peace mediator between the banned ULFA and the Government.
�Through her timeless creations Dr Goswami has enriched the Assamese literary and social life in a singular manner. An accomplished Assamese, Dr Goswami was also able to establish herself as a worthy Indian,� the condolence message said.
The Manipuri Sahitya Parisah Assam also condoled the litterateur�s death. In a condolence message, the Parishad�s Kamrup district committee said that her death caused an �irreparable loss not only to the contemporary literary filed of Assam but also to other social activities in which she exercised her best efforts to bring in social peace and harmony in Assam.�
The Madrassa Teachers� Association, the University women�s (Graduate) Association, Assam; State Bank of India�s Staff Association (NE Circle), and the Pub Silpukhuri Sarbajanin Sri Durga Puja Committee also mourned the litterateur�s death.
Various socio-cultural organizations of greater Panjabari area under the aegis of the Brihattar Panjabari Sahitya Sabha, Panjabari Senior Citizens� Association and Asomi Mahila Parishad today paid tributes to Dr Indira (Mamoni Raisom) Goswami who passed away on Tuesday.
Speaking at the meeting presided over by veteran journalist DN Chakravartty, Tabiul Hussain, Dal Bahadur Chetry, Urmila Chakravartty, Khagendra Prasad Deka, Dr Surendra Mohan Mahanta and Ranajit Sutradhar described Dr Goswami as the most successful novelist in the entire gamut of Assamese literature.
Chakravartty, in his speech, said that Dr Goswami fought relentlessly against all forms of social injustice and upheld the cause of the downtrodden and deprived sections of the community including the persecuted women, especially the widows. The meet recollected her contributions and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul besides conveying its sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Assam Academy for Cultrual Relations, through a press release, has condoled the death of Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami, who has become a legend in her lifetime and earned love and respect from people of all quarters of the society. Her passing away, the release added, is an irreparable loss for our national life and leaves a void in our present-day literature.
According to a separate press release issued by Kerala Association, Guwahati, vice-president KDD Panicker, the members of the association in an emergency meeting held today paid rich tributes to the legendary social worker, teacher and writer.
She was well-known for her attempts to bring about social change, both through her writings and through her role as mediator to bring everlasting peace in Assam and the North East. One of the most celebrated writers of contemporary Indian literature, she was also the winner of Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awards. Mamoni Raisom Goswami will be remembered for long for her relentless efforts against violence and for her writings, observed the members while attending the condolence meeting.
The members observed a minute�s silence and prayed to God for eternal peace of the departed soul and also to grant her family members and well-wishers the courage to face this tragedy and move on with life, the release added.