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Sisir Bhowmik: A Tribute

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Sisir Kumar Bhowmik was an eminent lawyer, enthusiastic athlete, philanthropist and dear and protective family men. Born on September1, 1940 to Tarani Kanta Bhowmik, a banker, and Arunprabha Bhowmik, he was the third of the eight siblings. He had a very modest but a very strong cultural upbringing. He was very studious and hard working from the very childhood itself. He passed his BA (Hons) in 1962 and MA in Economics from Gauhati University in 1964 with flying colours. Later he got employed as the Headmaster of Kharupetia Girls’ School, Kharupetia. During his stint as the Headmaster, he passed his LLB in 1975 from JB Law College, Guwahati. He started his career in law in the year 1976 and started practicing under Binoy Kumar Ghosh. Within a very short span of time he became a me to reckon within the legal circuits. He was the empanelled lawyer of various leading banks in Darrang district.

He was a passiote athlete who made a me for himself as a brilliant football goalkeeper and earned a me for him by playing in various state level tourments such as Dugar Shield, Independence Day Cup, Bordoloi Trophy and many inter college and inter-district football competition throughout his life. He was also one of the founding members of a very famous sports club in Mangaldoi—Young Sporting Club, which was established in 1958 and represented this club in tourments such as the Nishi Bala A Division, Rajkumar Shield etc. In 1966, he was appointed as the football secretary of Mangaldoi Sports Association.

This apart he was voracious reader who would devour six newspapers a day apart from reading other books. Also he was involved in a lot of cultural activities and was the member of held positions in various clubs and societies. He was a philanthropist to the core and participated in various charitable ventures. His passion for charity was so intense that he did not think twice before taking up cases from economically backward section for free Legal aid.

Late Bhowmik was a man of golden heart with hilarious ture and led a very simple and honest life. He was very helpful and inspiration to junior lawyers. To me he was a friend, philosopher and guide. His death is a persol loss to me.

He had a very blissful family life. He was married to Manjusree in 1970 and was blessed with two daughters and a son. He was a loving brother and a doting grandfather to Anubhav and Abhiv. His sudden death on 26 January 2016 due to respiratory complications has left a vacuum in the legal fraternity as well as in the minds of his family, friends and colleagues. Today on the occasion of Adya Sraddha, I pray to almighty for his eterl peace.

—Subhash Chandra Biswas

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