GUWAHATI, March 13 � Sahitya Akademi award winning Assamese poet Ajit Malla Barua was admitted to a local hospital on Thursday.
Doctors attending on him said that the condition of 88-year old Barua was serious and his health was being closely monitored.
Barua�s family said he had been briefly suffering from respiratory problem. Barua has several publications of poems to his credit including the Kisumaan Padya Aaru Gaan and Brahmaputra Etyaadi Padya.
Besides his critic work Sahityar Bishaye (Essays on Literature), the eminent litterateur has translated Albert Camus� play Les Justes, and the novel The Plague from French to Assamese.
Besides the Sahitya Akademi, Barua is also the recipient of the Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad, Assam Valley Literary Award, Assam Sahitya Sabha Award, Assam Government�s Ganesh Gogoi Award among others. � PTI