Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took to Twitter to express his condolences and said that Adhikar's creation has enriched the field of Assamese children's literature and that his demise is a great loss for the fraternity.
Saddened at the sudden demise of eminent children's writer Gagan Chandra Adhikari. His creations have enriched the field of Assamese children's literature and his demise is a great loss for the fraternity.— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) September 30, 2020
My prayers and deepest condolences to his bereaved family & well-wishers.
Adhikari received Sahitya Academy award for children literature. He was also the founder Principal of Chaygaon College. He has composed over a hundred poems and won hearts of countless young minds. He started composing poems in 1951 when he was a Class VI student and continued to inspire people for six long decades.