Sabbir Hussain: A tribute
Sabbir Husain, Retired Commissioner, Lower Assam Division breathed his last on March 24 following a cardiac arrest at his residence at Barbari, Guwahati. The sudden demise of Hussain was a shock to me and for many as this noble soul created many creative circles at different places of Assam in different ways.
Born on January 1, 1955 at Dibrugarah in a respectable family, Sabbir Hussain proved to be a brilliant student and showed his caliber in his school days. He took his B.Sc degree with honours in Physics from Cotton College in 1972 and M.Sc. degree from Delhi University in 1974. Subsequently he joined as an Assistant Professor of Physics in Diphu Government College. During his college teacher days he wrote many valuable articles in different jourls of Assam. Hussain took the charges of Editorship of first pictorial coloured magazine mely “ Jnndeep” through which he picked up several young jourlists in 1977 who were later established themselves in several jourls of the country.
He joined ACS in 1977 and served the people in different districts of Assam. During his tenure as Director of State Small Savings department he took the challenges and set a record of small saving in a dymic way.
As the Deputy Commissioner, Morigaon he successfully implemented several welfare schemes in the backward district and due to his relentless efforts the water sports events of 33rd tiol games were held at Charon Beel, Morigaon. Even in 2004 during devastation flood in district as DC of Morigaon he took the very bold step to restore normal life in the region. This is also significant that he is the first DC of Morigaon district who took initiative in bringing up the age old heritage of black magic of Mayang and Pobitora famous for one horned Rhino as popular tourist spot.
During his stint as Excise Commissioner, he made the department a dymic one and huge revenue was earned by the department. After retirement in 2014, Hussain again started to write on several subjects. On this day of his Chalisha, we pray to the Almighty for the eterl peace of the departed soul.
- Sailendra Pandey