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Veteran CPI leader Drupad Borgohain felicitated


SIVASAGAR, Nov 12: Veteran Parliamentarian and socialist leader, member of CPI politburo, Drupad Borgohain was given a warm felicitation on Sunday by social, educational and cultural organizations from across the State at the MC Club Nazira for his distinguished service to the State, especially for the downtrodden people.  Noted educationist Nahendra Padun released the felicitation volume and said that Drupad Borgohain would long be remembered by the people as a true Communist.
Noted socialist Abani Borthakur said that Drupad Borgohain had been playing a pivotal role in State politics. “His contributions towards the poor and the burning issues of the State will be remembered,” he said and appealed to the youths to follow the path of the veteran leader.
Terming him as an uncompromising self-noted socialist leader, Phani Chetia said that Drupad Borgohain did his work most sincerely as a socialist leader as well as a Parliamentarian. He released a book on Drupad Borgohain. Durlov Buragohain released the autobiography of comrade Drupad Borgohain. Debabrat Saikia, MLA, said that he had been much influenced by the works and teachings of Drupad Borgohain.
Born on November 7, 1941 at Maduri village in Sivasagar district, Borgohain studied at Nazira High School and Sibsagar College, Joysagar. A teacher by profession, he worked at the Maduri Middle Vernacular School during 1960–1961. He went on to teach at the Chakimukh Middle English School between October 1961 and January 1963, and then at Nazira Higher Secondary Multi-Purpose School from 1 February 1963 until December 31 1982. He became a CPI party member in April 1963. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha between 1998 and 2004, a former MLA in the Assam Assembly and former president of the Assam state council of All India Kishan Sabha.