From a Correspondent
TANGLA, Aug 18: Former AASU activist and a torchbearer of the Assam Movement, Girish Chandra Bhattacharjya passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 59 at his residence here at Borjolah village of Tangla at about 8 pm on August 16. His sudden demise has cast a pall of gloom among his well-wishers in undivided Darrang district. Bhattacharjya was the AASU Tangla unit president and vice-president in the period from1982-1985 and 1985-86 respectively. He also served as organizing secretary of central committee AASU 1987-89. He was instrumental in strengthening the roots of the student body during his tenure. He also simultaneously joined Swacha Sewak Bahini of Darrang as its chief convenor and was an active member of Asom Ga Parishad and had played a torchbearer’s role during the Assam Movement.
Born in September 1958, Bhattacharjya refused many lucrative government job offers. A marathon runner in his college days, he was associated with many social institutions of the area. His well-wishers and Tangla AASU unit members took out a huge procession throughout Tangla town and hundreds of people offered floral tributes to Bhattacharyja at Tangla Swahid Bhavan. People from various walks of life, including BPF, BJP, AGP members along with Darrang and Udalguri district AASU members, Udalguri district AKRSU, ARSU, Yuva Parishad, Tangla Press Club, Tangla Higher Secondary School, Tangla Adarsha Vidyapith and various other organisations have condoled the demise of Bhattacharjya.