Eminent Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan completed 86 years of his life today. On the occasion of his birthday, he said, "Everything in the society is incomplete. Everybody is incomplete."
Nilmani Phookan's work, well stocked with symbolism, inspired by French symbolism and is representative of the genre in Assamese poetry. His notable works include Surya Henu Nami Ahe Ei Nodiyedi, Gulapi Jamur Lagna, and Kobita.