Guwahati: State’s Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi mourned the death of Sahityacharjya Dr Pramod Chandra Bhattacharya. In a condolence message, Prof. Mukhi said, “Saddened to learn the demise of Dr Promod Chandra Bhattacharya, an eminent litterateur and a folklorist per excellence”. With his demise, the state has lost an able son who was really a doyen of language and an asset of the state.
“However, I am sure the rich legacy that he has left behind will continue to inspire the younger generations. May God be with the bereaved family members at this testing time”, the Governor added.
Being saddened with the departure of the great educationist, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also condoled the demise of eminent linguist, folklorist and researcher of repute in language and literature Dr Pramod Chandra Bhattacharya. Expressing his grief in a statement, Sonowal said that the immense contribution made by Dr. Bhattacharya to the field of research in language, literature and folklore would always remain a milestone which contributed towards the growth of quality research in those fields.
Apart from the Assamese language, Dr Bhattacharya had also made immense contributions towards the development of Bodo language for which he was awarded with the Upendranath Brahma Award. Terming the demise of the noted researcher of folk culture as an irreparable loss to the state as well as the nation, Sonowal prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.
State’s Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has also condoled the demise of litterateur Dr Pramod Chandra Bhattacharya.
In a condolence statement, Patowary stated, “His demise is an irreplaceable loss to Assamese literature and linguistics.” The Minister extended his condolences to members of the bereaved family and prayed to the almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Expressing deep condolence to the demise, the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) said that with the demise of Bhattacharya, the Bodo people have lost a true linguist guru. “For his efforts and contributions through the book, ‘A Descriptive Analysis of Bodo Language’, the Bodo language was promoted to the College and University level as modern Indian language (MIL) and even to the status of honour subject,” the BSS said.
Meanwhile, the State government accorded state honour to the funeral of Bhattacharya at Navagraha where his last rites were performed.
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