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Assam: Sahitya Academy Award winner Sananta Tanty passes away

Tanty was born in 1952 at Kalibari Tea Estate in Karimganj district of Assam.

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Guwahati: Sahitya Academy Award winner renowned Assamese poet Sananta Tanty passed away in New Delhi in the wee hours of Thursday.
Sixty nine-year old Tanty breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

Tanty’s demise is considered to be a big loss for the Assamese literary fraternity. Assam Chief Minister Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has expressed his condolences on the passing away of the poet.

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Tanty was born in 1952 at Kalibari Tea Estate in Karimganj district of Assam. Tanty received the 2018 Sahitya Akademi Award for “Kailoir Dinto Amar Hobo” (Tomorrow Will be Ours), a collection of his poems.

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