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Guru Prasad Borkakoti: A Tribute

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

The onset of 2016 started with the sad demise of Guru Prasad Borkakoti, a resident of Silpukhuri, Guwahati after a brief illness on 3 January, 2016 at an age of 91 years.

In the year 1956, Guru Prasad Borkakoti was transferred from Assam (Kamrup district) to the distreict of Kohima when galand was a part of Assam.

He was a dedicated Government official and he performed his assigned works sincerely.

He was loved and respected by all colleagues in the various departments he served. He achieved in establishing the first public Transport service between Guwahati and Dimapur by galand State Transport Corporation. It was in his tenure that the first ‘takies’ was built in Kohima- a topic of discussion even today. He was the founder and established the Sadau Asom-galand Pensioner Association. From 1963 to 1973, he also served as president and vice-president of Assam Xahitya Xabha in Kohima formed by Padmath Gohain in 1895. After his retirement from Government service, he was appointed as Maging Director of galand Plantation Development Corporation for three years and during his tenure as MD, he started and established 34 Tea & Coffee estates in different districts of galand. He was actively associated and deeply involved in ‘am-Kirtan’ with Silpukhuri and Nizarapar amghar. He leaves behind a son, two daughters, a bosom younger brotherly companion Lalit Chandra Deka and a host of bereaved grandchildren, relatives and friends. May God grant them strength and courage at this bereaved movement.

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