Hiren Bhattacharyya mainly works in the field of Assamese poetry. He has been the editor of several Assamese magazines and newspapers. Some of the magazines are Chitrabon, Monon and Antorik. He also penned nursery rhymes for children and many songs and had a number of books to his credit.
Hiru da is a well-loved and extremely popular Assamese poet, whose body of work has contributed substantially to Assamese poetry. Hiru da started writing poems at a very early age, with his first poem being published in 1957. His first anthology of poems, Mor Desh Mor Premor Kabita were published only in 1972. His ability to convey complex emotions through his writings and his direct communication with the readers through a remarkably lucid and simple style makes him one of the few popular poets of the contemporary Assamese literary world. Drawing positively from life, love and humanity, Mr Bhattacharjya is a man of rare vision, insight and intellect. Hiru da, as he is popularly known, considers all his poems to be a part of the same poem, in continuum, reminiscent of the work of the American poet, Walt Whitman. Sugandhi Pokhila (selected poems, 1981) and Saichar Pathar Manuh (collected poems 1991) reaffirmed his poetic beliefs, even as he made his very unique contribution to Assamese literature with two collections of nursery rhymes in 1991 - Lora Dhemali and Akon Dhemali.
Hiren Bhattacharyya has been the editor of several magazines and newspapers and books
Hiren Bhattacharyya's published anthologies of poetry include:
1. Mor Desh Mor Premor Kabita (1972)
2. Bibhinna Dinar Kabita (1974)
3. Kabitar Rode (1976)
4. Tomar Gaan (1976)
5. Sugandhi Pokhila (selected poems, 1981)
6. Saichar Pathar Manuh (collected poems 1991)
Collections of nursery rhymes:
1. Lora Dhemali (1991)
2. Akon Dhemali. (1991)
Hiru da has innumerable publications in Assamese and achieved many prizes and accolades for his poetry.Among the various honours that have been bestowed upon him, the more prominent ones are the Bishnu Rabha Award (1985), Soviet Desh Nehru Award (1987) and Sahitya Akademi Award (1992), and Asom Upotyoka Sahitya Bota for the year (Assam Valley Literary Award) 2000 awarded by Megor Sikhya Nyash.
The legend Assamese poet, Sahitya Akademi Award winner Hiren Bhattacharyya died on 4th July,2012. He was admitted to the hospital due to lung and urinary infections. Bhattacharya, who leaves behind his wife and a daughter, was one of the most celebrated poets of Assam.