GUWAHATI: Venerable Satradhikar of Majuli’s Natun Kamalabari Satra and a leading Vaishnavite scholar of the country Narayan Chandra Goswami died on Tuesday morning at around 10:30 AM in a city hospital.
According to a source, the Satradhikar was undergoing treatment for liver ailments since a few months.
Late Goswami, was known for his scholarly works on Brajabuli language and Neo-Vaishnavite religion and Satriya culture. He contributed more than 20 books and a few of them were – Satriya Sanaskritir Swarnarekha, Brajabuli Bhasar Byakaran aru Abhidhan, Satriya Nrityar Byakaran, Assamat Bhaonar Parampara etc.
The Satradhikar also penned nine plays and over 60 articles on various issues concerning Neo-Vaishnava religion and culture of Assam. He also contributed to the Asomiya Biswakosha produced and published by the Asam Sahitya Sabha.
He was conferred the honorary Doctor of Literature (D Lit) degree by Dibrugarh University in 2010 for his works on Satriya culture. He was also conferred teh Sankadev Award. Srimanta Sankardev Silpa Sadhana Award, Chandra Kanta Hira Prabha Award, Makhan Prasad Duwara Award, Lifetime Achievement Award besides other prestigious awards.
Assam’s chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal also mourned the death of the Satradhikar.