The sudden and untimely demise of Mr Ranjit Dutta, a prominent citizen of the Chenikuthi area in Guwahati due to cardiac arrest on July 10, 2016, has cast a pall of gloom in the entire area. He was 56.
People of the entire Chenikuthi area fondly called him as Ra.
Like many others in society, I was absolutely stunned when I got to know about the death of Ranjit on that fateful day. Almost a day back, we had a long discussion over phone on various social issues. Till that moment I couldn’t even realize that the phone call will be the last conversation between us. Still I can’t believe that Ranjit is no more with us.
Apart from being his childhood friend, he became my brother-in-law in later part of my life. So, his association with me is no less than that of real a brother. Right from his days with Kamrup Academy Higher Secondary School, Guwahati till that last phone call, we were very closely related and almost were in touch on day-to-day basis. Be it our private or persol issues or issues related to politics to sports or may be discussion on nostalgic topics of life we used to enjoy our friendships from core of our hearts.
Son of Late Gopika Ballav Dutta and Mrs Bithika Dutta, Ranjit was known for his well-behaved ture and kind heartedness towards the underprivileged section of society. A businessman by profession and an alumnus of Arya Vidyapeeth College, Ranjit will always be remembered in society due to his commitment towards helping the needy. Undoubtedly, he was a good human being in the real sense of the term. Attendance of a large number of people in his last journey to the bagraha cremation ground definitely reflects the high respect he earned from each and every section of society.
A widely popular man, Ranjit was closely associated with various socio-cultural organizations of the city. Meanwhile, various front-ranking organizations in Guwahati have also condoled the untimely demise of Ranjit.
He leaves behind his mother, wife, daughter and a host of relatives and well-wishers.
Today, on the day of his adya shradha, I pray to the Almighty for eterl peace of the departed soul.
—Ranjit Roy Choudhury