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Asom Ratna award for late Mamoni Raisom

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Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday announced the prestigious Asom Ratna award for eminent litterateur late Mamoni Raisom Goswami.

“The government of Assam has conferred the prestigious Asom Ratna award for the year 2012 posthumously on celebrated writer Late Mamoni Raisom Goswami, in recognition of her contribution to the field of literature and towards promotion of peace and brotherhood,” an official statement said. Goswami, a Ramayani scholar who won the Jnanpith award in 2000 for her overall contribution to Assamese literature, passed away in November last year. The Asom Ratna award was instituted by the state government in 2008. (PTI)

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