‘Bhasa Samman' awardee, Tripura poet Chandra Kanta Murasingh passes away

The ‘Bhasa Samman' awardee conferred by the Sahitya Akademi and also the renowned poet Chandra Kanta Murasingh passed on Monday following a cardiac arrest.

Murasingh, who wrote poems, prose and drama in both Bengali and Tripura’s tribal ‘Koknorok’ language, is survived by two sons, a daughter and wife.

Murasingh’s monumental contribution was the ‘Kokborok’ translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Geetanjali’.

Scores of people, including politicians and social activists, paid their tributes to Murasingh at the ‘Nazrul Kalakshetra’ and Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhawan here before the cortege headed for his native village in Tuibandal for the last rites.

Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha along with many intellectuals and organisations, including the Tripura Sanskrity Samannay Kendra, have condoled Murasingh’s demise.

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