Nimati Ghat ferry mishap victim Indreswar Borah of Lakhimpur cremated
Indreswar Borah of Lakhimpur, a victim of the Nimati Ghat ferry mishap, was cremated in the premises of his house on Saturday.
LAKHIMPUR: Indreswar Borah of Lakhimpur, a victim of the Nimati Ghat ferry mishap, was cremated in the premises of his house on Saturday.
He was a resident of Pahumora Kanduwa Pothar (Madhavpur) Village within Lakhimpur district.
On that fateful day of the accident on September 8, Indreswar Borah and his wife were passengers in the single-engine ferry named 'Ma Kamala', which capsized and drowned in the Brahmaputra after the collision of the ferry with another double-engine ferry named 'SB Tikirai'.
During the tragic ferry accident, Indreswar Borah died while he successfuly saved his wife and several other passengers of the ferry. Then he went missing in the Brahmaputra.
However on Saturday (September 11), his body was recovered from the banks of the Brahmaputra at a place named 'Bhasa Tapu' under the Biswanath Ghat area. The body was first noticed by Forest guards on duty; and they informed the matter to the river police.
Receiving the information, Deputy Commissioners of Biswanath district — Pranab Kumar Sarmah, Superintendent of Police Leena Doley, MLA Pramod Borthakur, Forest Department officers and employees, and police personnel arrived at the spot.
Police identified the body to be of Indreswar Borah from various documents like driving licence etc, found in the wallet recovered from the deceased's body. The body was handed over to the family members of Indreswar Borah after post mortem was done at Behali. The mortal remains reached Indreswar's house at around 6:30 pm on Saturday.
As soon as the body reached, thousands of people assembled there.
Indreswar Borah was an honorary teacher at Rajgarh Bogibeel High School. He was involved with various social activities and so he was popular among the people with his altruistic attitude and amiable behaviour.
Arriving at his home, a delegation of the AASU (All Assam Students' Union), led by the organisation's State organizing secretary Pulok Borah and accompanied by the State executive member of AASU — Dhanmoni Dutta, paid their homage. Similarly, a delegation from the Lakhimpur district Congress, led by the district president Pradip Gogoi, and accompanied by its general secretary Gangajyoti Tayegam, also offered tributes to the departed soul.
Education Minister Dr Ranoj Kumar Pegu, Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, Deputy Commissioner Sumit Sattawan and other officers of the Lakhimpur district administration, police department, various organizations also paid their homage and extended their sympathy to members of the bereaved family.
Indreswar Borah's father Prabhat Borah felt proud of his son for his bravery. Similarly, the deceased's wife — Ruprekha Senapoti Borah also felt proud of her husband's bravery. Prabhat Borah said, "My son went to the heavenly abode while helping others in danger. I am proud of him." He also called upon the State Government to provide a government job to his daughter-in-law — Ruprekha Senapoti Borah. He also called upon the government to build a memorial at the venue of the ferry accident in the memory of his son.