Condolence meeting of Bhojpuri leader Parshuram Dubey

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A Correspondent

DHUBRI, July 12: Condolence meeting of Bhojpuri leader Parshuram Dubey was held under the auspices of the central committee of Akhil Asam Bhojpuri Parishad at the Kalibari premises on Wednesday. One minute silence was observed for the eternal peace of the departed soul followed by floral tribute at Dubey’s portrait. A magazine Prerana on the life and activities of Dubey with write-ups by eminent people was also released on the occasion.

Speaking at the meeting held under the presidentship of central committee of the Parishad, Kailash Kumar Gupta, Dhubri Additional Superintendent of Police Gunindra Deka recalled the contribution of Dubey in the society and appealed to the people and Parishad to extend all possible assistance to the bereaved family. The meeting was also attended and addressed by vice-chairman of Hindi-Speaking Development Council, Gaurav Somani, former chairman of Dhubri Municipal Board, Kalyan Purkayastha, chairman of Dhubri-Gauripur Development Authority, Pradyut Neogi, senior academician Om Prakash Todi, social worker Om Prakash Gupta and other dignitaries.

All the speakers in their deliberation recalled the contributions of Dubey in the social field and proposed various ways to extend all possible assistance to support Dubey’s family, now in dire straights. Dubey in his short span of 46 years not only had become popular for his amicable behaviour and stint of social work, but was able to rise to the post of chairman of the Hindi-Speaking Development Council in 2015.

President of the Parishad, Kailash Kumar Gupta, while talking to The Sentinel, said that Dubey had begun his journey from a small local organization, Hind Yuvak Sangh in Dhubri town, and went on to become the chairman of the Hindi Speaking Development Council.

He was also chairman of the Dhubri-Gauripur Development Authority and remained associated with various other organizations, besides adorning the chair of various other socio-cultural organizations and Congress committees, Gupta added. Gupta said that he was founder president of All Assam Bhojpuri Parishad and became the undisputed leader of Bhopuri and Hindi-speaking communities in a short span of time in Assam. Dubey breathed his last at the Dhubri Civil Hospital following severe cardiac arrest on June 30.