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Assam Valley Award to Sameer Tanti

 GUWAHATI, Jan 12 – Renowned poet Sameer Tanti has been named for the prestigious 23 rd Assam Valley Literary Award for the year 2012.

The Award has been instituted by the Williamson Magor Education Trust, which was formed with the purpose of giving an impetus to education and cultural progress within the State of Assam. The Award is a part of the Trust’s endeavour to preserve and promote the rich literary heritage of Assam. It was institutionalized in 1990, said a press release.

The Award will be presented to Tanti as recognition to his lifetime achievement, at a function in the city in March next, said the press release.

Born in 1955, Tanti, an MA in English from Gauhati University, has so far twelve collections of poems, four critical and literary essay collections, two translations of African poems and love songs and Japanese love poetry published to his credit.

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