Former president of Assam Ahom Sabha Niran Gogoi passes away in Doomdooma
Niran Gogoi (94), former president of Sadou Asam Ahom Sabha and prominent social worker of Dibrugarh passed away
DOOMDOOMA: Niran Gogoi (94), former president of Sadou Asam Ahom Sabha and prominent social worker of Dibrugarh passed away at the house of his daughter and son-in-law Preeti Phukan and Govind Phukan at Azad Road of Doomdooma town on Monday evening. He had been living with his son-in-law in Doomdooma for the past four years. He was once the president of Greater Dibrugarh Citizens Forum, General Secretary of undivided Communist Party of India (CPI), Dibrugarh District Committee, activist of various organizations including Dibrugarh City Sahitya Sabha, member of North East Coal Field, Coal India Limited Management Council etc. While a member of the Coal India Management Council, he fought with the management and gave jobs to 113 local youths in Coal India Limited. He visited Russia as a representative of the CPI in the 1980s. He graduated from St. Edmund's College, Shillong in the 1950s and went to Patna to study for his MA. He returned without a degree and joined as the Inspector of Assam Excise Department. However, seeing the plight of the workers in the plywood factory at that time, he quit his job as an inspector and devoted himself to helping the needy workers.
He was born in Shalgori village in Sivsagar district and later settled in Chowkidingee area of Dibrugarh town. He was the elder brother of former AGP minister late Chandra Arandhara. He is survived by his youngest of seven brothers, four married daughters, grandchildren, many relatives and friends. His funeral will be held at the cemetery on Tuesday. His death has left a deep shadow of mourning in Dibrugarh town, his birthplace Shalgori and his recent residence Doomdooma.