51st President of the Bihpuria Session of Asam Sahitya Sabha (1985)


  • Recalling the memory of the prolific writer, veteran journalist , translator and president of the Bihpuria Session of Asam Sahitya Sabha - Jogesh Das.
  • His creative writings still stand as an ideal and inspiration for many a young writer of today. His immense literary contributions have enriched Assamese literature, art and culture.

About Jogesh Das:

  • Born in 1927 at Hansara Tea Estate in Tinsukia district.
  • He then went to Dibrugarh for higher education and got admitted in George Institute (now, Nilmoni Phukan HS School) from where he passed the Matriculation exam.
  • Das started his career as a journalist while serving as a teacher. He too started started subscribing news reports to the then most popular daily Assamese newspaper Natun Asomiya .  In 1947 he became a subeditor of this newspaper.
  • Later he was appointed as a subeditor of the newly published Assamese daily Dainik Asam for two consecutive terms.
  • He was honoured with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his book on short stories Prithivir Ashukh in 1980.
  • Besides short stories and novels, Jogesh Das wrote several dramas for the Guwahati and Dibrugarh stations of All India Radio. His only book in English was Folklore of Assam. This book has been translated into the Assamese, Hindi and Punjabi languages.
  • He had also written several textbooks for school children and attempted writing detective novels under the pseudonyms ‘Sanker Saikia’ and ‘Utpal Bora’.
  • His characters and situations are truly native and realistic. Kalpatuar Mrityu and Dawar Aru Nai  are two of his immortal creations.
  • Awarded with:
  1. Sahitya Akademi Award
  2. Sita Nath Brahma Chaudhury Award
  3. Brahmananda Pathak Children Literary Award
  4. Assam Valley Literary Award of Magor Literary Trust.
  • This illustrious son of Assam died on September 9, 1999.