Rebati Mohan Dutta Choudhury

Rebati Mohan Dutta Choudhury (1924–2008) was a noted Assamese litterateur, Sahitya Akademi Award winner and an academician from Gauripur in Assam, India.[1] Popularly he is known as Sheelabhadra, his pen name.[2]

Rebati Mohan Dutta Choudhury
Born1924
Gauripur
Dhubri, Assam
Died29 February 2008
Guwahati, Assam
Pen nameSheelabhadra
OccupationLecturer
Writer
News-editor
Tea garden-Manager
LanguageAssamese
EducationPost Graduation
Alma materCarmichael College
Calcutta University
Period1964–2008
Notable worksModhupur Bohudoor
Notable awards1994: Sahitya Akademi Award
1990: Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad Award
1990: Assam Publication Board Award
2001: Assam Valley literary Award
SpouseNalini Dutta Choudhury

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Early life and educationEdit

Born in 1924 at Gauripur in Dhubri District, Dutta Choudhury pursued his graduation from Carmichael College, Rangpur (now in Bangladesh). He obtained his post-graduation in Pure Mathematics from Calcutta University in 1946, with a first class and silver medal.

CareerEdit

After his Post graduation, he joined Cotton College, Guwahati as a lecturer in Mathematics. Subsequently, he became a contractor, a sub-editor with the Assam Tribune and assistant manager in a tea estate for some time and finally he restarted his teaching career in the Assam Engineering College, Guwahati in 1957 as a lecturer. And he retired in 1982 as a professor in mathematics.

He died on 29 February 2008 at a hospital in Guwahati.[3]

Literary worksEdit

Dutta Choudhury's major literary works are Madhupur aru Tarangini, Agomonir Ghat, Anahatguri, Abichinna, Prachir, Godhuli and Anusandhan (all novels) and Baastab, Beer Sainik, Samudrateer, Tarua Kadam, Pratiksha, Uttaran, Mezaz, Sheelabhadrar Kuria Galpa, Nirbachita Galpa, Madhupurar Madhukar, Anya ek Madhupur, Uttar Nai, Dayitya aru Anyanya Galpa, Biswas aru Anyanya Galpa, Lagaria and several other collections of short stories. Many of his literary works have been translated into Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu and Oriya by the National Book Trust, the Sahitya Akademi and the Bharatiya Jnanpith. Smriticharan is his autobiography.

Awards and honoursEdit

Dutta Choudhury was honoured with the 1994 Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese for his short stories collection, Madhupur Bahudur,[4][5] the Assam Valley Literary Award in 2001, the Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad award in 1990 and the Assam Publication Board award in the same year.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rebati Mohan Dutta Choudhury, Guwahati Portal, Assam Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Master narrator - Rebati Mohan Dutta Choudhury". The Telegraph. 30 June 2003.
  3. ^ Noted litterateur Sheelabhadra dead, The Assam Tribune, 1 March 2008, Guwahati
  4. ^ Sahitya Akademy Award Winners List of Akademi Award winners for Assamese
  5. ^ enotes.com List of Sahitya Akademi Award winners

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