LAKHIMPUR: Senior journalist, poet-cum-popular dramatist of Dhemaji district, Anirban Borgohain passed away on Monday around 11.30 am. He was 43. He had been suffering from liver-related problems for a couple of months. His health condition deteriorated on Sunday and then he was shifted to Lakhimpur for advanced treatment. He is survived by his wife, writer Gayatri Doley, and a host of relatives.
Born to Bhodreswar Borgohain and Bulumai Borgohain in 1978 at Baligaon under Gogamukh area, Anirban was involved in literary, cultural and social activities since he was a high school student. As a journalist, he worked for DY-365, Assamese daily newspaper Dainik Agradoot and Asomiya Pratidin. He was working for Asomiya Pratidin till his death as the correspondent from Gogamukh station. He rendered his service as the president of Gogamukh Press Club for two sessions. Moreover, he was the founder president of Gogamukh Dendun Natya Gosthi, secretary of Gogamukh Gananatya Bahini and a pioneer member of the publication board of magazine Chinaki. He brought laurels to the State by staging drama in Assamese and Mising languages in Goa and Kolkata. He also led the anti-big dam activist organizations - PMSBV and voluntary organization, Parivartan. He achieved popularity by writing poems and articles on different subjects in various magazines, journals of the State. Six months back, Anirban founded a service institution of Assamese traditional cuisines named 'Parampara- the ethnic way' at Rupahi under Chaoldhowa area. As an environmental activist, he also worked for the protection, preservation and growth of the medicinal plants of the State. He was also involved in various organizations and institutions of Gogamukh. His immature death saddened the journalist fraternity of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts, in addition to casting a pall of grief in entire Gogamukh area.