By Rinoy Basumatary
Noted Bodo writer, novelist Chittaranjan Mashahary expired at his Belguri village in Kokrajhar district last late evening due to old age ailment. He was 70 plus.
Mushahary is considered to be the greatest Bodo novelist and known as sambrat of Bodo novel. His has pen more than 60 books, out of that 35 are novels. A Sahitya Pensioner, Mashahary was awarded the Pramad Chandra Brahma Literary award from BTC administration in 2014 and Sameswari literary award from Bodo Sahitya Sabha, besides received felicitations from different organisation for his immense contribution in the field of literature. The books included Jujaini Or, Bikhaya Gaoyw Kugaya Geoya, Pwimal Mijink, Sujata, Girls hostel, Dukhuni Lwithw Barwi, Bari Konani Bibar etc. He started writing from 1962.
Various organizations and individuals including the Bodo Sahitya sabha, All Bodo Students Union, Kokrajhar Press club paid condolence to the departed soul. BTC executive member Rajib Kumar Brahma, former Rajya Sabha MP And Sahitya Academi awardee and other visited and paid last respect to the departed soul.
The BTC administration today declares half holiday today in Kokrajhar district in respect to the departed soul.
“He brought in fact a revolution in Bodo novel field. In those days his novels gained maximum popularity in Bodo society, from students to servants & maid servants, everyone used to read his novel because each and every part of village lives of those days were wifely reflected in his writing. Later, he extended his area of subjects up to urban lives too. Highest numbers of novels among Bodo have been created by him, said Urkhao Gwra Brahma.