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Senior citizen passes away

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

From A Correspondent

Doomdooma, March 19: Harmohan Barman, a leading citizen of the town who was in his ninetees, passed away on Saturday at his residence at Sookerating No.8 due to old age ailments. He is survived by his wife and four married daughters and four son-in-laws laws. Born on October 1, 1922 at Palla, a village near Sarthebari in undivided Kamrup district, he sat foot at this tiny industrial township of Doomdooma in upper Assam as a footballer and played for ‘ Rovers Club’ under the patroge of late Daben Baruah who was a staunch sports organiser of those days. He was at once a sportsman, actor, social worker, literary and political activist.

The people of older generation still remember the role of ‘Sukuni’ he played in the drama ‘ Sukunir Pratishod’ on the stage of traditiol Doomdooma tya Mandir. However the most remarkable aspect of his persolity is that as an associate of Late Bishnu Prasad Rabha he actively associated himself with the revolutiory agenda of the Revolutiory Communist Party of India (RCPI). However with political turmoil coming to an end, he gradually settled down here and tried his hand in timber business. In the wake of language movement in the sixties, he tried to establish Assamese medium schools in the minority inhabited pockets. Because of his love for Assamese languages and culture, he became a life member of Axam Xahitya Xabha and he regularly attended the annual/biennial conferences of the Xabha held in different parts of Assam. His last rites were performed on Sunday in presence of his many admirers. His death has cast a pall of gloom and was widely mourned by many organisations.

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