Dileep Chandan is a senior journalist working in Assam for the last 30 years. He started his journalistic career with Ajir Somoy magazine. He is also a popular novelist and writer in the Assamese language with some 18 books on various facets of society and the North-East to his credit. Among them are biographies, essays, and novels. His new novel, "Kazirangar Ballad," has been awarded the prestigious Sayed Abdul Malik Literary Award in Assam.