Noted Assamese litterateur Bireswar Baruah today died of heart attack at his residence here. He was 77.
Baruah is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
He received Sahitya Akademy award for a collection of his poems 'Anya Ek Jonak' in 2003. Among his other notable works are 'Nilimar Man', 'Ban Harini', (both short story collections) and novels 'Anek Putlar Natch' and 'Man Jonakir Path'.
Baruah was also a former Inspector General (Prisons).