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Dr Kamal Narayan Choudhury: A tribute

Dr Kamal Narayan Choudhury was an eminent educationist and a man of letters. His sudden and untimely demise on April 15 last at his residence at Gauripur has saddened the people who came in contact with him. He was 67 and has left behind his wife, a son and a host of relatives and friends.
Born on 24 January, 1951, Dr Choudhury was a brilliant student who stood first in Assam in the 1968 Higher Secondary Arts Final from Bojali Higher Secondary School. Later he took graduation from Ramjas College, Delhi and did his MA and PhD from Gauhati University . He chose teaching as profession and in 1988  joined Pramathesh Barua College of Gauripur as a lecturer.
In 2004, he became the principal of PB College. He worked as a research guide of GU also. Besides his educational career, he was busy with scholarly writings too. Some of his write-ups are Dr B R Ambedkar: The Leader of the Dalits, Mysticism in the Bhanti Lyrics of Sankardeva and Madhavdeva , Folklore in North Eastern India etc. Dr Choudhury was honoured with several awards such as Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award (International Institute of Education and Management) , Rashtriya Vidya Saraswati Puraskar (IIEM) , Eminent Citizen of India Award (IIEM) , Jewel of India Award (Indian Solidarity Council) . Dr Choudhury was like both a brother and a friend to me and I used to call him ‘Kamal Da’. Now , as he is no more with us, I pay my humble tribute to him and pray to the Almighty for the eternal rest of his departed soul.
  – Rupam Baruah