Silchar, Dec 25: Barak Cha Sramik Union deeply mourned the demise of Kanta Prasad Singh, former chief inspector of the Union, who passed away in Silchar Medical College and Hospital on Thursday. He was suffering from geriatric disease and at the time of his death, he was around 85 years old. He has left behind his wife, three sons, four daughters and innumerable admirers. He was a resident of rainpur out garden of Laboc tea estate.
Kanta Prasad Singh was the organizer of the then Cachar Cha Sramik Union, now Barak Cha Sramik Union, in the year 1950. In 2000 he was promoted as the chief inspector of the Union. He used to be very active to provide relief to the tea garden labourers from many issues plaguing them. He would consult the magement on a regular basis to alleviate the sufferings of the tea garden community. Singh retired as chief inspector on January 2014.
Radheshyam Upadhyay, working president, Satan Mishra, assistant general secretary, and Premanda Kurmi, of Barak Cha Sramik Union, paid floral tributes to him at his residence. They said Kanta Prasad Singh worked selflessly for more than 48 years for the welfare of the tea garden community. Rajdeep Goala, MLA Lakhipur, along with Ajit Singh, minister of excise and sports and youth welfare, also paid tributes to him. As the news spread of his demise, the local residents also paid their tributes to the departed soul.