GUWAHATI, Jan 28 � Glowing tributes were paid to the hallowed memory of poet Raghunath Chaudhary at a largely-attended public meeting held under the auspices of Guwahati Sabita Sabha at Icon Academy on Thursday.
Inaugurating the function, senior journalist DN Chakravartty, former president of the Sabha, dwelt at length on the beauty and perennial appeal of poetical compositions of Chaudhary and described him as a great lover of nature and human being.
Through his prolific writings, Chaudhary created a sense of awareness among the people about the influence of nature on man and man's struggle against injustice and exploitation.
Kamaleswar Bora, former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, while addressing the function as chief guest, explained the richness of Chaudhary's poems � quoting expensively from great works like Sadori, Keteki, Dohikotora, Karabala and Navamallika.
Bora also mentioned about the role of Chaudhary as a great freedom fighter and crusader for world peace.
Dr Banikanta Sarma, president of the Sabha who also presided over the function, described how Chaudhary contributed to the growth of Assamese literature by setting up the Sabita Sabha and being the president of Asam Sahitya Sabha. Earlier, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, secretary of the Sabha, explained the purpose of the function and welcomed the guests.