With profound grief, we would like to inform you that Prasanna Kumar Barthakur left us for heavenly abode on January 12 after a successful and fulfilling life of 92 years, both personally and professionally.
He was the youngest of four siblings, including two elder brothers and an elder sister. He was the life of the family, which was witnessed when he visited his brothers and our mother, his only sister. We heard from her that he used to sit with a harmonium with them to have a lively musical happy time. He was the shining son of Matigaru Thakur Bansha of Dibrugarh and his parents Late Basanta Barthakur and Late Jibeswari Devi would be very proud of their youngest son's successful life and his contribution to society. In spite of the early death of his parents, he continued his struggle and completed his higher education with support from his elder brothers. His sincere, hardworking nature with strong will to do something in life gave him opportunity to work in various organizations in senior posts.
His valuable contribution to the Guwahati Management Association (GMA) is well known to all. He knew how to work for improvement of the organization. He was General Secretary of GMA for several years and later became Vice President for more than five years and also became one of the Directors. After retirement he worked as consultant for many years. He also contributed to many social organizations serving the community, including Jyoti Laboratory. He was the governing body member of ESIC Hospital and he worked for Assam Carbon too.
His interest in literature compelled him to write many articles which he regularly published in newspapers.
As much as he was a thorough professional, he was loving, caring and totally committed to his family. His life partner for more than 60 years, Bibha Barthakur has been with him through thick and thin, complimenting each other as we call them the "Evergreen Couple" of our family.
He was fortunate to have three lovely daughters. In a world where every family wants to have a son, his most capable daughters who took utmost care of their father and proved that a daughter is a must in the family. He was most fortunate to have three amazing sons-in-law who are more than sons to him. His singing genes are well displayed by his eldest granddaughter, singer Abhishruti Bezbaruah, and very talented grandchildren Aarhi, Khushi and Aayansh.
Our Mama had equal love for all of us an probably he could find the love of his siblings from their children. He had the capability to get along with all generations, and probably that is why all our children were so close to him. Always active, forever ready to help everyone, ever-smiling, extremely independent in nature and was happily driving around till the age of 90 years.
On the day of his Adya Shradha, we remember fondly his glorious exemplary 92 years. May God bless him to rest in peace.
With utmost respect and love to the departed soul.
On behalf of our entire family,
Dr Geeta Baruah Nath (Bhagin)