Nilmoni Phukan

A commemorative postage stamp on Nilmani Phookan :

856 Nilmoni Phukan [India Stamp 1981]Issued by India

Issued on Jun 22, 1981

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Watermark : No

Colour : Red Brown

Denomination : 35 Paise

Printers : India Security Press

Name : Nilmoni Phukan (Senior)

Born on Jun 22, 1880 at Dibrugarh, Assam, India

Died on Jan 21, 1978

About : 

  • Nilmoni Phukan was born at Dibrugarh, Assam, on 22 June 1880. He was educated at Dibrugarh, Gauhati, Cooch Behar and Calcutta. Abandoning his study of law, he came back to Dibrugarh and founded the George Institution. As founder-headmaster for 15 years, he nursed it into a flourishing institution which has done yeoman service in spreading education in the area.
  • In 1931 he joined the editorial staff of the Assamese weekly The Batori. When it became a daily The Dainik Batori in 1935, Phukan became the first editor of the first daily newspaper in Assamese. He jointly edited The Alochani, a monthly from Dibrugarh and another monthly, The Najon.
  • A prolific writer and poet, he has to his credit as many as 14 published collections of poems besides innumerable unpublished poems. His contribution to Assamese language and literature also includes 5 thought-provoking books and a dozen unpublished manuscripts. He was twice elected President of the Assam Sahitya Sabha. He was made Fellow of the Sahitya Akademi.

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