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Popular social activist passes away

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LAKHIMPUR, May 18: Noted academician Suprabha Medhi, one of the most active social activists of Lakhimpur is no more. She breathed her last on Friday at the residence of her daughter in Tezpur at 11am due to renal failure. She was 74. As soon as the news of her death reached Lakhimpur, a pall of gloom began to haunt North Lakhimpur town, people of which knew her well along with her always smiling face. She, who was the former principal of Lakhimpur Girls’ Higher Secondary School, acted as the president of the Anchalik Karyalaya of Axom Xahitya Xabha, Abarakhyan Committee, Chairman of YANA, Assam, member of Juvenile Justice Board and in various portfolios of more than twenty other organizations and institutions. She also carried a political career since 1956 after joining in the youth wing of Indian National Congress. Then she served in different designations of the party following the ideology of non-violence advocated by Mahatma Gandhi. She was acting as the vice president of Lakhimpur District Congress Committee till her death since 2005. She also brought laurels to the district as a veteran athlete.

As a social activist, she was always vocal against any problem of Lakhimpur and always stood by the people of the district in their weals and woes. She got married to ADC Kamal Medhi and was the permanent inhabitant of Girls HS School Road of North Lakhimpur town. She was survived by a daughter and a son.

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