Our beloved father and upright police officer Rohini Kumar Bania expired on November 17.
A sincere Police officer with courage, honesty and high morale, he was born on June 20, 1945 at Dogaon in Lakhimpur district in a very simple, cultured and educated family. He passed I.A from Darrang College and graduated from Cotton College did MA in Economics from Gauhati University and joined as a part time teacher at Darrang College. His first job was in tiol Survey of India and was posted to Shillong. Around that period, he married Teja Bania of Dholpur. They were blessed with three daughters and a son – all doing well in life now.
He joined Assam Police in 1976 and his first posting was in 8th APBN, Barhampur, gaon. He was transferred to 6th APBN, Kathal in Cachar district. At that time we got the chance to visit various border areas of Assam. Then he was transferred to Tinsukia Sub-Division and he joined as Addl. SP Dibrugarh district during the peak period of the Assam Agitation. He subsequently served as SDPO Digboi, Addl. SP Sonitpur, Darrang, SP (SB) and later became SP of Darrang district. After that he was again appointed as ADC. He was associated with the formation of 16th AP (IR) BN, Barmanipur and was the 1st Commandant of the Battalion at Makum.
After that was transferred to Barpeta as SP and got engaged in various social and cultural works. He was awarded the Indian President Medal for meritorious service in 2006. In 2008, he retired from the post of DIG Police Development Cell, AP HQ with honour. After retirement, our father served as a Chief Investigation Officer in Police Accountability Commission with Chairman Retd Justice DN Choudhury.
He was loved and respected by all. The main reason was his simplicity, honesty, sincerity and ussuming ture which he has left behind as his legacy to his children. He was extremely kind hearted and had helped many persons on various occasions.
Towards the end of 2015, although he was suffering from Brain Cancer yet his mental strength was strong and he used to spend his time discussing literature and other positive aspects of his service career. He advised us to read more and to write. He kept on telling us to keep him alive for another five years by any means—the memory of which is keeping all of us mentally disturbed till today.
Our father believed in simple living and high thinking.