Social activist Ree Das passes away

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MANGALDAI, December 27: Ree Das, mother of State Minister for Fisheries and Water Resource Basanta Das, breathed her last in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital at 10.45 pm on Saturday at the age of 68 following prolonged illness.

Das was born to the family of Dambaru Dhar Bora, a farmer and Khargeswari Bora, a primary teacher of repute of Bordubi, Bihaguri near Tezpur in Sonitpur district. Baneswar Das of Bhebarghat in Mangaldai town, a familiar me in football in Darrang district who retired as the Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies, tied the nuptial knot with Ree Das in 1970. Since her marriage, she became deeply involved in various social work, besides her domestic work. She leaves behind her husband, son Basanta Das and daughter-in-law Heera Moni Chowdhury and youngest son Arun Das and daughter Manju Das, besides a number of relatives and admirers.

On receipt of the news of her sudden demise, a large number of admirers, relatives and office bearers of various social organizations, media persons and leading citizens of Mangaldai town rushed to her residence at Bhebarghat to offer their last respect. The mortal remains of this humble lady were consigned to flames as per the traditiol and religious rites at the public crematorium at Bhebarghat.

Former parliamentarian Madhab Rajbongshi, former legislator of Mangaldai Hiren Kumar Das, secretary of Mangaldai Chambers of Commerce and eminent industrialist Mukul Chandra Deka, secretary of Mangaldai Youth Club, Rajib Kumar Deka, chairman of Mangaldai Municipality Board, Pratap Bordoloi, president of Darrang District Congress

Committee, Deba Brata Dutta and a large numbers of mourners from a cross section of the society attended the funeral. Former Minister Dr. Zoii th Sarma, Director of Scheduled Caste Welfare Department, Binit Saikia, Superintendent of Police of Darrang, Sunil Kumar and other officials of district police and administration visited the grief-stricken family members and offered their deep condolence

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