BISWANATH CHARIALI, Aug 27: The literary world of Assam mourns the untimely demise of Niru Sarma Parajuli, a distinguished writer and a prominent figure in Assamese and Nepali literature. At the age of 55, Parajuli, also known for her roles as the vice president of Assam Lekhika Sangstha, vice president of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha, and former vice president of Assam Gorkha Sammelan, breathed her last at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai at approximately 3:50 am while undergoing treatment.
Renowned for her prolific writings, which spanned both Assamese and Nepali languages, Niru Sarma Parajuli was not only an advocate at the Gauhati High Court but also a passionate contributor to the literary and cultural landscape of Assam. Her body has been brought back to Assam, and her final rites are scheduled to take place at Majgaon, Behali.
Having authored numerous books and also being engaged in translation and editing of research-oriented literature, Parajuli’s invaluable contributions to the world of letters will be remembered. She leaves behind her grieving husband, advocate Jayanta Kumar Parajuli, and a host of relatives.
The news of her passing has sent shockwaves through various socio-cultural and literary organisations, with Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha, Assam Gorkha Sammelan, All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union, and Bahubak (Bahu Bhasik Sahitya Mancha) among others extending their heartfelt condolences.