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Lakshminath Bezbaruah is considered to be one of the greatest and influential author of Assamese Literature.
Lakshminath Bezbaruah who pioneered the modern Assamese literature occupies a very high position
in the field of Indian letters. He has been honoured by the Sahitya Academi as one
of the makers of modern Indian Literature. Born in 1868 in a well-known family of Assam, he had
his early education at Sibsagar and his higher education at Calcutta. He married a niece of the
Poet Tagore, an unusual inter-provincial alliance at that time. Although he had to be often away
from Assam for long periods, he kept himself in close touch with events in his homeland, Assam.
personality- journalist, lecturer, poet and more especially writer- Lakshminath Bezbaruah set a
high literary standard through the monthly periodical magazine "Banhi" which he edited and published. A
versaltile writer, his works incluide plays, stories, poems, humorous sketches and works of
literary criticism. Assam's first movie 'Joymoti' was made based on one of his play. It was perhaps
in his plats that he found his best literary expression.
His poem "O'mor Apunar Dexh" is among the best known songs of Assam and it is considered to be Assam's 'Jaatiyo Sangeet'.
Also his collection of traditional stories 'Burhi aair xhaadhu' is supposed to be Assam's most popular story book till date.
His autobigraphy "Mur Jiwon Xuworon" is considered to be the pioneer in this genre.
Into Assam's literary
tradition he breathed new life, and he areated new horizons. Honours sought him out in his
In 1921, he presided over the All-Assam Students' Conference at Guahati. Two years
later he was honoured as "Rasraj" for his humorous writings. He presided over the Guahati
session of the Assam SahityaSabha in 1924. His role in the Vaishnavite religious revival in
Assam was recognised when in 1933 he was invited to deliver a series of lectures on the
subject at Baroda. He passed away in his seventieth year, only a few months after he went
back to live in Assam permanently. Lakshminath Bezbaruah was not only a literary figure of
outstanding eminence but a distinguished leader of modern Assam.
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