Nilim Kumar is one of the most popular poets of contemporary Assamese literature. He has 17 collections of poems, 3 collections of novels and one book of essays in original Assamese language. His poems have been translated into French, English, Germany, Spanish, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odisha, Kannada, Nepali etc.
He has attended the poets’ conferences for international exchanges organized under the aegis of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, held in France and Bangladesh. He has also participated in many national and international poetry festivals. His poems are included in the syllabus of Guwahati University, Dibrugarh University, Cotton University and Bangalore University.
He is the recipient of Uday Bharati National Award, Sabda Award and Raza Foundation Award.
He resides in Guwahati, Assam.