Assam CM: Nilmani Phookan’s Final Rituals To be Performed with State Honour

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the final rituals of renowned Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan would be performed with full state honour.

Condoling the death of the noted poet, the chief minister said, “Nilmani Phookan was one of the litterateurs who have contributed immensely in the field of literature. The poet who had contributed immensely in the field of Assamese literature will always be remembered forever.”

“His death is an irreparable loss for Assam and the Assamese people,” the chief minister said.

Nilmani Phookan passed away from age-related issues on Thursday.

He breathed his last at 11.55 am at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) today.

Phookan was receiving treatment at the GMCH after being admitted last night in a severe condition.

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