GOSSAIGAON, July 17 - Sahitya Akademi awardee Guneswar Mushahary expired on July 16 at his Gossaigaon residence. He was 73.
Awarded the coveted literary prize for his book Boro Khunthai, Mushahary was also the founder principal-cum-secretary of Gossaigaon BEd College.
Born on January 18, 1947 to Engaram Mushahary and Ganashree Mushahary of Ballamguri village near Gossaigaon, after graduation he served at the Gossaigaon High School as an assistant teacher.
In the meantime, he also obtained BEd degree and MA degree in Assamese. After retirement, he with active cooperation of Dr Kameswar Brahma, started a BEd College at Habrubil, Gossaigaon in 1990. Late Mushahary also served the Gossaigaon branch of the Asam Sahitya Sabha as president. He has 12 books on various topics in both Bodo and Assamese languages to his credit. His translation work of Japanese poems to Bodo was highly acclaimed. He was also a life member of the Asam Sahitya Sabha.
On hearing about his demise, Boro Sahitya Sabha�s ex-president Dr Kameswar Brahma, present Boro Sahitya Sabha�s central and district committee�s activists, Asam Sahitya Sabha Gossaigaon branch president Parasu Kalita, advisor Shankar Chandra Das, secretary Khanindra Nath Das, Gossaigaon District Karmachari Parishad president Maheswar Brahma, leading citizens, scribes of various dailies, teaching staff of Gossaigaon HS School, BEd College and many government and non-government officials visited Mushahary�s residence to pay their last respects to the departed soul.
He leaves behind a son, three married daughters along with their husbands and siblings and a host of relatives. His son, who is an engineer by profession, works in Hyderabad.