Raghunath Choudhary is the name which comes among the pioneers in the Assamese poetic world.
Raghunath Choudhary was in born in a small village, laopara , in Kamrup district in 1879.
He got some high school education in Guwahati and after that he started working as a teacher
for few days. But he left the job soon and then went back to cultivation. During this period he
started his poetic creations.
Choudhary's first poem was published in 'Jonaki' magazine. He contributed many poem books to assamese
literature. Among them the most famous are - Xaadori(1910), Keteki(1918), Kaarbala(1923),
Dohikatara(1931), Navamallika(1958). He was editor to few magazines like 'Jayanti'(1936-38),
'Surabhi'(1940, 1942-44), 'Moina', a children's magazine,(1923). He was also sub-editor of 'Jonaki' for
Choudhary's poetry ranges from different tastes to different context. SOmtimes his thoughts are
very much contradictory. Some poems expresses his love towards nature, his sensitvity towards
beauty. But in some others he expresses typical Indian philosophy of detachment from the
materialistic world. There are many poems that bear various tragedies. Some of them reflect
his hopeful childhood. His modern romanticism had a touch of classical beauty. He is unanimously
one of the greatest poet of the 'Jonaki' era.
This great poet of Assam died in 1967.