From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, January 18: Cross section of villagers of village Balitara in lbari district have expressed deep shock and pain over the demise of Padumi Kalita - a sexagerian woman of the village on the evening of January 17 in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. She was admitted in the GMCH on January 6 following severe asthmatic ailment. She was 69.
Padumi Kalita was born to the family of Batuk Patowari, an employee of Railway in Kolkata popularly known as ‘Batuk Kerani’ and his wife Parvati Patowari of the same village as the second of the eighth children. She was married to Meghd Kalita, a teacher of high reputation of Dhamdhama High School in lbari district. This humble village lady earlier had received deep shock and pain over the demise of her husband in October, 2008 and subsequent untimely death of her eldest son. Yet without losing her deep faith on the Almighty, she kept herself busy with religious and other social activities of the village. She was so popular in her village that despite the chilly winter midnight, a large number of villagers, admirers and relatives performed the last rites and consigned her mortal remains into flames. Padumi Kalita leaves behind two sons, three daughters and a number of grand children including son-in-law Hareswar Barman and daughter Geetika Barman of rengi Housing Colony in Guwahati.