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Assam: First PhD Holder From Deori Community Dr Ram Prasad Deori Dies At 93

Dr. Ram Prasad Deori has passed away at 9:37 pm yesterday. He was suffering from old-age ailments and was kept under ventilation at the Sanjivani Hospital in Jorhat.

Assam: First PhD Holder From Deori Community Dr Ram Prasad Deori Dies At 93

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Nov 2021 12:58 PM GMT

Guwahati: The first-ever PhD holder from the Deori community Dr Ram Prasad Deori expired at 9:37 pm on November 25.

He was 93 years old and was suffering from old-age ailments. He was recently admitted to the Sanjivani hospital in Jorhat and was reportedly kept under ventilation support for the last few days.

Dr Deori was born in Balideori village under the Lakhimpur district in the year 1928 to parents Raising Deori and Negusi Deori. His educational journey took off in Balideori LP School initially. Thereafter, he migrated to Dhakuakhana ME School, and then he enrolled himself in Dhakuakhana High School in 1943.

After his family shifted from Balideori village to Khorapathar Deori Gaon in Bongalmora near Bihpuria, he studied in Lohit Dikrong High School.

He completed his matriculation in 1950 from Lakhimpur Govt High School at North Lakhimpur town where he managed to secure the first division with letter marks in Mathematics.

Thereafter, he moved to Guwahati to pursue his higher studies. In 1952, He completed IAC from Cotton College where he secured first division again, and in 1954, he completed his B.Sc in Physics from the same college.

After the completion of his bachelor's degree, he did MSc in Physics from Gauhati University.

In 1955-56, he joined the JB College in Jorhat as a lecturer.

In 1963, his next journey began when he was awarded a fellowship by the central government to do a PhD at the University of London. His research was on the topic "Solid-state laser" and in 1969 he was awarded a PhD by the University making him the first person in his community to have achieved this accolade.

He joined the Dibrugarh University as a lecturer in Dibrugarh University in 1969-70 and retired as Reader.

He took an active role in the formation of the Deori Sahitya Sabha and recognition of the Deori language and played an instrumental role in it.

The demise of Deori has been consoled by several organizations.

"Dr Ram Prasad Deori, who showed the proper ways to the Deori community in all the times, passed away at 9.37 pm on November 25 night. His death is an irreparable loss for the entire Deori community," said the chief secretary of Deori Sahitya Sabha Kiranban Deori in his condolence message.

Dr Deori's wife passed away several years back. He has three daughters- Juri Deori, an engineer; Nizara Deori, Professor at National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune and Dr Pori Deori, a Paediatric surgeon.


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