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Nilamoni Phookan: Jnanpith winner who took Assamese poetry to new heights

Guwahati: Bold, thematic imagery and innovative use of words coupled with a humble demeanour has been the hallmark of Jnanpith Award winning Assamese poet Nilamani Phookan, which garnered admiration from contemporaries and attracted younger writers and readers. A socially conscious poet, Phookan experimented for decades with thoughts and words since he began writing in the 1950s, […]