From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, April 4: Former Assistant Teacher of Bangmibar Nilmoni Phukan High School (Jorge Institution) and a senior jourlist, wab Minto Monowar Hussain passed away on Sunday at a local nursing home in Dibrugarh after prolonged illness. He was 62.
He is survived by a son and a daughter, besides his wife, family members, hundreds of his admirers, colleagues and others.
Obtaining his graduation in science stream from Dibrugarh DHS Kanoi College in 1971, Hussain started his career as a school teacher at BNP High School and after a very successful stint as teacher, had retired in 2011. Hussain’s zeal for jourlism helped him join tun Dainik as correspondent from Dibrugarh and he had served the paper for a brief period as sports jourlist. He had contributed several articles, features on various subjects in several leading papers of the State.
He was awarded with the Best Jourlist Award for reporting while he was a part-time correspondent of Ajir Batori in Dibrugarh. A good sports jourlist of the district, Hussain wrote a number of articles, features on sports byline for All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan. Amiable and working, Hussain was also closely associated with social work and was member of Sanmilita Muslim Samaj, Zakat and Imdad Foundation, District Haj Committee and Islamic Studies Center.
His zaza (last rite) was performed here at Amolapatty Muslim Burial Ground on Monday evening amidst presence of a large gathering.
Hussain’s death was widely condoled by the several organizations, including Dibrugarh District Jourlist Association, Dibrugarh District Sports Association, Dibrugarh Press Club and Greater Dibrugarh Press Club. The Congress candidate of 116 Dibrugarh LAC, Chandra Kanta Baruah , former president of All Assam Jourlist Union, I Ahmed, and other leading citizens, Anju Borkotoki, Amiyo Hazarika, vice-president, AAJU, Rajiv Borgohain, Principal, DHSK College, Dr Sashi Kanta Saikia also condoled the death and conveyed their deep sympathy to the bereaved family.