BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, June 1: Former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati university Prof Jamini Mohan Choudhury passed away today at 1 pm at his Bharaluumukh residence in Guwahati. He was 97. He is survived by two daughters and a son. He was Vice Chancellor from 1979 to 1986. He was a graduate of Beras Hindu University in 1949 and joined Gauhati University in 1950. He had gone to Imperial College of Science and Technology, UK on Government of India scholarship in 1954 for his doctorate degree in Geology. In 1962 he had taken over as head of the geology department of Gauhati University. He was honoured as Professor Emeritus by GU.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit condoled the death of Professor Choudhury. In a statement today, Governor Purohit said, “Death of Jamini Mohan Choudhury is a loss to the academic circuit of the State who contributed a lot to the growth of Gauhati University and of course to the development of higher education in Assam”.
His contributions to academic uplift of the society will always be remembered by posterity.
Governor Purohit prayed to the almighty for eterl peace of the departed soul.
Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal also expressed his condolences on the demise of the former of Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University.
Mourning the death, Chief Minister Sonowal said that a scholar per excellence, the death of Professor Choudhury is an irreparable loss to the State who did immensely for the promotion of higher education in the State. Stating that professor Choudhury’s role in bringing Gauhati University as an institution of repute, his absence would definitely be felt in every pursuit of the university.
He also sympathised with members of the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty for eterl peace of the departed soul.
Media Adviser to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami also mourned the death of professor Choudhury.