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Freedom fighter Krishna Lahkar passes away in Kamrup district

Freedom Fighter Krishna Lahkar on Monday breathed his last due to prolonged illness and old age ailment.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Aug 2022 7:07 AM GMT

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RANGIA: Freedom Fighter Krishna Lahkar on Monday breathed his last due to prolonged illness and old age ailment. He was 96. He was the president of All India Freedom Fighter Association and All Assam Freedom Fighter Association. He was born on February 6, 1928 at Chapania (Sundhiya) village under Rangia Sub-Division in Kamrup district.

He was the elder son of Rammal Lahkar and Swarnamayee Lahkar. He started his education at Chepty LP School Rangia. He jumped into the Indian Freedom Fighter movement at the age of 13 under the leadership of Late Freedom Fighter Kamini Mohan Sarma. Assam Government offered him Freedom Fighter pension in the year 2008.

The then President of India Pranab Mukherjee felicitated him in the year 2011 at the Rastrapati Bhawan. Later several State Government like Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand Andhra Pradesh felicitated him. Besides his wife, he left behind two sons and a daughter.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma condoling his demise, tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the passing away of Krishna Kanta Lahkar. My sincere condolence to the bereaved family members and his well-wishers."

All Assam Freedom Fighter Association declared seven-day mourning. Bhabesh Kalita state BJP president, Ananta Deka Ex MLA Rangia, Hitesh Ch Roy SP Kamrup, Javeer Rahul Suresh ADC Kamrup and other dignitaries paid last homage to the departed soul. Several people joined his funeral procession to Shantidhaam Mahasmashan. His funeral was completed with state honour.

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