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Jnanpith awardee�s death widely mourned

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 29 � Condolences poured in from various quarters of the society, political and non-political, to mourn the death of renowned writer Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami, who passed away this morning.

In a press statement the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, said that Dr Goswami�s contributions towards the society would always be remembered and will remain a source of inspiration.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, while offering condolences, said that the Jnanpith awardee lived a bold life and her works reflected her attachment with the people. �Her contributions would never be forgotten by the people of Assam,� the saffron party said.

The Asom Gana Parishad too has expressed grief at the passing of the Ramayana scholar and said that the country has lost one of its literary gems.

The State units of the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and CPI(ML) have also expressed grief at the demise of the noted litterateur. The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad, All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam and Muslim Yuva Parishad have also offered their condolences.

A few literary, social and research organisations of the city inclduing the Kmarup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha, Guwahati Senior Citizens� Association, Guwahati Sahitya Sabha and Kamrup Anusandhan Samiti, in a joint statement, described Dr Goswami as one of the five most distinguished and famous women writers of the country of the 20th and the 21st Century.

The Bodo Sahitya Sabha, in respect of the departed soul, will observe condolence meeting for two days from tomorrow by flying its flag half mast.

Socio-cultural organisation Jyotirupa at a meeting held in The Assam Tribune premises with PG Baruah, editor-cum-MD in the chair, also condoled her death. The meeting observed one minute�s silence and resolved to convey its condolences to the bereaved family.

The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, Assam Tribune Employees� Union, Save Guwahati Build Guwahati, State Integration Committee, Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra Society, Publication Board, Assam, Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, B Barooah College, Assam Jatiya Bidyalay, Janajati Smriti Jagaran Samiti, Assam, Department of Assamese, Gauhati Univesrity, Vidya Bharati Purvottor Kshetra, members of the Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council, Reserve Bank Employees� Association, Nikhil Bharat Chatra Santha, Purbottar Hindustani Sanmelan, Assam Chamber of Commerce, Asom Sahitya Sanskriti Mancha, Asom Rajyik Prathamik Sikshak Sanmilini, All Assam Unnayan Parishad, All Assam Progressive Women Association, National Institute of Entreprenuership, Monalisa Society, Assam Provincial Bank Employees� Association, All Assam Lawyers� Association and Purbanchal Loka Parishad, besides others have condoled her death.

All Assam Publishers and Book Sellers Association, as a mark of respect to the departed soul, kept the book stores closed for the entire day.

The Indian People�s Theatre Association, Junior Doctors� Association, GMCH and PETA have also condoled the death of the writer.

Senior journalist DN Chakrabortty said, �if translated into all the major languages of the world, Dr Goswami will carve for herself a prestigious position in world literature�.

Columnist Gautam Prasad Baroowah while condoling Goswami�s death said that she was also well known for her attempts to structure social change both through her writings and through her role as a mediator between the ULFA and the Government of India.

Nurul Hussaian, former AGP Minister has also condoled the death of the noted writer.

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Jnanpith awardee�s death widely mourned

GUWAHATI, Nov 29 � Condolences poured in from various quarters of the society, political and non-political, to mourn the death of renowned writer Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami, who passed away this morning.

In a press statement the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, said that Dr Goswami�s contributions towards the society would always be remembered and will remain a source of inspiration.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, while offering condolences, said that the Jnanpith awardee lived a bold life and her works reflected her attachment with the people. �Her contributions would never be forgotten by the people of Assam,� the saffron party said.

The Asom Gana Parishad too has expressed grief at the passing of the Ramayana scholar and said that the country has lost one of its literary gems.

The State units of the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and CPI(ML) have also expressed grief at the demise of the noted litterateur. The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad, All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam and Muslim Yuva Parishad have also offered their condolences.

A few literary, social and research organisations of the city inclduing the Kmarup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha, Guwahati Senior Citizens� Association, Guwahati Sahitya Sabha and Kamrup Anusandhan Samiti, in a joint statement, described Dr Goswami as one of the five most distinguished and famous women writers of the country of the 20th and the 21st Century.

The Bodo Sahitya Sabha, in respect of the departed soul, will observe condolence meeting for two days from tomorrow by flying its flag half mast.

Socio-cultural organisation Jyotirupa at a meeting held in The Assam Tribune premises with PG Baruah, editor-cum-MD in the chair, also condoled her death. The meeting observed one minute�s silence and resolved to convey its condolences to the bereaved family.

The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, Assam Tribune Employees� Union, Save Guwahati Build Guwahati, State Integration Committee, Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra Society, Publication Board, Assam, Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, B Barooah College, Assam Jatiya Bidyalay, Janajati Smriti Jagaran Samiti, Assam, Department of Assamese, Gauhati Univesrity, Vidya Bharati Purvottor Kshetra, members of the Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council, Reserve Bank Employees� Association, Nikhil Bharat Chatra Santha, Purbottar Hindustani Sanmelan, Assam Chamber of Commerce, Asom Sahitya Sanskriti Mancha, Asom Rajyik Prathamik Sikshak Sanmilini, All Assam Unnayan Parishad, All Assam Progressive Women Association, National Institute of Entreprenuership, Monalisa Society, Assam Provincial Bank Employees� Association, All Assam Lawyers� Association and Purbanchal Loka Parishad, besides others have condoled her death.

All Assam Publishers and Book Sellers Association, as a mark of respect to the departed soul, kept the book stores closed for the entire day.

The Indian People�s Theatre Association, Junior Doctors� Association, GMCH and PETA have also condoled the death of the writer.

Senior journalist DN Chakrabortty said, �if translated into all the major languages of the world, Dr Goswami will carve for herself a prestigious position in world literature�.

Columnist Gautam Prasad Baroowah while condoling Goswami�s death said that she was also well known for her attempts to structure social change both through her writings and through her role as a mediator between the ULFA and the Government of India.

Nurul Hussaian, former AGP Minister has also condoled the death of the noted writer.