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Rajeev Baruah  (B 1963) is a leading Assamese Poet and Broadcaster. Recipient of prestigious Munin Barkataki Award for poetry, Shri Baruah, after doing his Masters in English from Guwahati University  served as journalist in a Assamese daily for nine years. In 1993, selected by UPSC, he joined All India Radio (AIR) as Programme Executive. At present he has been serving All India Radio as Assistant Director at O/O ADG (P) NEZ AlR Guwahati.

   Rajeev Baruah’s poems are recited by eminent poet & Sahitya Academy Fellow Jyanpith  awardee Shri Nilmoni Phukan, Jyanpith  awardee Dr. Indira Goswami, noted scholar & critic Dr Hiren Gohain, Dr. Amarjyoti Choudhury, National Award winner actor Mrs Moloya Goswami. These recitations contain in the first ever Assamese CD of its kind-- “Dhunia Dekhi”. Moreover, his poems have been translated into many Indian languages including Rajasthani. 

  Till date Shri Baruah has eight collections of poems to his credit, namely, Aghari Dinar Diary (1985), Gosse Pohar Dia Din (1993), Panir Ghar (1997), Tumi Ki Kavi, Nijar Eta Pukhuri Nai(2001), Khali Botolar Malita(2006), Kisuman Bodhar Baran (2012) and Hoytu Mudradosh(2016), Okole Kavi Barhoituka (2022). Rodbahinee (2020) is the collection of selected poems of Shri Baruah. His recent collections of poems have received rave reviews and thereby wide admiration. Lines In The Void (2009) and Bodh Jo Abhivykti Banna Chahta Hai (2009) are two collections of his poems translated into English and Hindi respectively. These collections were reviewed by leading Hindi Literary Journal “Vagarth”, “Indian Literature” and “Samkaleen Bhartiya Sahitya” published by Sahitya Academy. One of the poems of Shri Baruah is chosen by Gulzar- the great poet and lyricist, for his prestigious volume entitled “A Poem A Day” (2020). Noidanik (2021) is the only short story collection of Rajeev Baruah. His book on Franz Kafka (2020) widely received by the Assamese readers. A book on poems "Kabita Kenekoi Likhu" (2022) is a new addition to his literary work.

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