H eramba Barthakur, son of late Labanya Prabha Debi and Chandra th Sarma of Tezpur, breathed his last in the evening of 23rd November 2015 at the Intertiol Hospital Guwahati. He had a heart attack The day before and was brought over to Guwahati for treatment to which he was apparently responding enkindling our hopes only to be doused the next day as he succumbed to a massive heart failure. It gave an uncanny feeling as though his journey to Guwahati was to meet and greet his near and dear ones who adored him and thronged his bed side almost till the very end and as also to reassure his family that he knew they were doing their best.
Youngest among three brothers and five strong willed, loving and kind hearted sisters; he was the apple of their eyes. Having lost his in his early childhood, he grew up in a large joint family headed by his father and led very casual and carefree life upto his teens, till he was taken under the wings of one sister and then there was no looking back for him. He did very well in academics, which landed him a good job as a Chemist in the erstwhile Fertilizer Corporation of India and he seamlessly blended into the official and colony life at mrup making hosts of friends. After his retirement he settled in Tezpur and turned over a new direction in the form of a dedicated worker in the socio cultural and literary field of Tezpur. He extended his helping hand wherever necessary and played the role of “Bharat” to his eldest brother Prafulla Barthakur
The mild mannered Heramba Barthakur, loving and caring husband and father, kind hearted and considerate , content with his lot, ever respectful to his elders, had a very strong value system may be imbibed from his erudite and upright father and he maged to have his own way yet steering clear of any controversy. All in all , this perfect gentleman who lived an un eventful and smooth life, who discharged all his duties towards his family and society and who passed away so peacefully, hardly giving any trouble to anyone, led a life to be envied. Albeit there is a tinge of regret, could not he have lived longer? Could we not promise to carry on his goodness as a part of his legacy?
Today on his Adya Shraddha, I pray for eterl peace of the departed soul .
– Utpala Sharma