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Indira Goswami critically ill

Last Updated: Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 18:37

Guwahati: Jnanpith award winning Assamese
literatteur Indira Raisom Goswami, who has also played the
role of a mediator between the Centre and the banned ULFA, has
been admitted to a hospital here in a critical condition.

68-year-old Goswami was brought to the Guwahati
Medical College Hospital late last night after she complained
of respiratory problems and was immediately put on
ventilation, senior doctor of medicine department Debabrata
Goswami said.
"Her condition has shown slight improvement today
since she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit but she is
still not out of danger," he said.

Goswami was ill for the last three days and her
condition deteriorated last night after dinner.

Hospital superintendent Ramen Talukdar said a team of
five doctors headed by Debabrata Goswami were monitoring her
condition round the clock.
Several prominent personalities of the state have
wished the eminent literatteur speedy recovery.

Goswami, who has authored several novels and short
story collections, had also taken the initiative for a
political dialogue between the Centre and ULFA to resolve the
insurgency issue which has rocked the state for nearly three


First Published: Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 18:37
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