|Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
ড°বীৰেন্দ্ৰ কুমাৰ ভট্টাচাৰ্য
|Born||14 October 1924
Safrai T.E. Assam
|Died||6 August 1997|
|Occupation||Writer, Educator, Journalist|
|Notable work(s)||Mrityunjay, Iyaruingam|
|Notable award(s)||Sahitya Akademi Award (1960)
Jnanpith Award (1979)
Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya (Assamese: বীৰেন্দ্ৰ কুমাৰ ভট্টাচাৰ্য) (1924 – 6 August 1997) was a famous Indian writer and one of the pioneers of modern Assamese Literature. He was first ever recipient of the Jnanpith Award given to an Assamese writer, in the year 1979 for his novel Mrityunjay (Immortal). He was also a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese in 1961 for his Assamese novel Iyaruingom(Iyaruingam), which is considered a masterpiece of Indian literature. In 2005, a translation published by Katha Books as Love in the Time of Insurgency was released. Another famous novel written by Dr. Bhattacharya is Aai(Mother).
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