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Ambikagiri Raichoudhury
Indian poet

Ambikagiri Raichoudhury

Ambikagiri Raichoudhury
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Intro Indian poet
Was Author Poet
From India India
Field Literature
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1885
Death 1 January 1967 (aged 82 years)
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Biography

Ambikagiri Raichoudhury (1885–1967) was an Assamese poet and nationalist.

Early life

Ambikagiri Raichoudhury was born on 18 December 1885 in Raipara area of Barpeta, Western Assam. His father's name was Krishnaram Raichoudhury and his mother's name was Devaki Devi.

Works

Political

Ambikagiri Raichoudhury was a poet, playwright and patriot all rolled in one. He took part in the Independence Movement for India and was imprisoned by the British for the same. He was the founder of "Axom Xongrikhini Xobhaa" (Assam Preservation Council) and "Axom Jaatiyo Mohaaxobhaa" (Assam National Congress).

Literary

Ambikagiri Raichoudhury's works include "Tumi", "Kaabyo", "Aahuti", "Joydroth Bodh", "Binaa", "Onubhuti", "Bondoo Ki Sondere", and "Bedonaar Ulkaa". He was also the editor of "Setonaa" and "Dekaa Oxom", two Assamese magazines. Ambikagiri Raichoudhury is known as "Assam Kesari" (The lion of Assam) because of his firebrand nationalist character. He was the President of Assam Sahitya Sabha in 1950. In 1965 he won the Sahitya Akademi Award.

The Ambikagiri Raichoudhury Award presented by Asam Sahitya Sabha is named after him.

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https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85104379
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https://viaf.org/viaf/75283528
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4741478
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/75283528
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