Guwahati, Dec 12: City based scribes and well-wishers of Dipak Mahanta, who died in a road mishap recently, paid homage to him in a function organized at Guwahati Press Club on Saturday.
Expressing deep condolence over the untimely demise of Mahanta, the jourlists attended in the programme, emphasized on preservation of his creations for the benefit of future generation.
Mahanta, who was a dedicated theatre activist and a jourlist penned, designed and directed a number of plays including ‘Ulanga Roja’,
‘Malati Mem’, ‘Holi’, ‘Pinhole Camera’, ‘Gajapuria’, ‘Bhotaram Totaram’, ‘Aadipath’, ‘Dhaniramor Theatre’, ‘Kurma Avatar’,
‘Tejimola’, ‘Dhodar Alir Tender’, ‘Jadughar’ etc.
He also prepared scripts for hundreds of documentaries relating to various socio-cultural issues.
Graduated from Biswath College in
1979, Mahanta was partially involved in the profession of jourlism during his productive days through different newspapers like ‘Mohajati’, ‘Agnigarh’, ‘Boodhbar’, ‘tun Dainik, ‘Dainik Pratibimba’ and ‘Asomiya Pratidin’.
He joined News Time Assam as a
producer and started television jourlism career.
Lately Mahanta was involved with AssamTalks as a senior producer.
The speakers including Mas Kumar Mahanta, Raman Bora, Sanjib Phukan, Mril Bora, Rupam Barua, Jagadindra Raichoudhiry, va Thakuria, Jesim Raja etc highlighted the simplicity of Mahanta, even though he
had to fight all along for survival and creations.
Meanwhile, Mahanta’s family members have performed the rituals at his Tezpur residence with Adyashraddha today and Matsyasparsha scheduled for Monday next.