He is not here; but far away
The noise of life begins again,
And ghastly thro’ the drizzling rain
On the bald street breaks the blank day
The demise of my beloved brother, late Rajat Kanti Nandi Purkayastha on January 1, 2017, at his own residence at Guwahati, descended a pall of darkness and gloominess in our life. He was 73 and leaves behind his wife, Dipika Nandi Purkayastha, only daughter Indrani and her husband Swagat Halder along with 7 brothers, 3 sisters and many relatives, friends and well-wishers. His parental residence is at Patharkandi of Karimganj district. He was the third child born to late Sudhindra Kumar Nandi Purkayastha and Saroj Nolini Nandi Purkayastha. His comes from an illustrious family. Renowned doctor, Sujit Kumar Nandi Purkayastha and retired District Agricultural Officer Sushant Kumar Nandi Purkayastha were his younger brothers. He was a former secretary of Guwahati Pharmaceutical Association and general secretary of Guwahati Management Association under All India Management Association. In addition to this, he has served a guide in the Department of Masters of Business Administration, Gauhati University from 200 to 2005. He was also an administrative manager of Sarabhai Chemical Company and opted for voluntary retirement in the year 1996.
—Rupam Nandi Purkayastha