Guwahati: Noted litterateur and ULFA peace initiator Indira Goswami passed away at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital in Guwahati on Tuesday. She had been suffering from lung infection and was ailing for a long time. She was 69.
She was one of the first initiators of the ULFA-Govt. peace talks. For her peace efforts, ULFA formed PCG (People’s Consultative Group) in September, 2005 with 11 leading citizens from different strata. Three rounds of talks between Govt. of India and PCG was held to frame the guidelines of talks.
ULFA ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Baruah and new ‘chairman’ Abhijit Bormon today condoled the death of Jnanpith Award winning Assamese litterateur Indira Raisom Goswami.
Baruah and Bormon said in a statement that “Goswami would be remembered in history for correctly presenting ULFA’s goal, purpose and philosophy to government of India.”
Mamoni Raysom Goswami was the faculty member of Dept. of Modern Indian Language at Delhi University. She was a fertile Assamese writer and champion for women’s causes.
She was awarded the country’s highest literary award, Jnanapith Award in 2000 for her contribution to Indian literature. In 1982, Goswami wins Sahiyta Academy award for her novel Mamore Dhora Taruwal.