Noted Assamese littérateur Hemanta Kumar Barua passes away in Tezpur
Noted Assamese litterateur, educator and social activist, and Professor of Amio Kumar Das College, Dhekiajuli Hemanta Kumar Barua passed away at a private hospital in Tezpur
TEZPUR: Noted Assamese litterateur, educator and social activist, and Professor of Amio Kumar Das College, Dhekiajuli Hemanta Kumar Barua passed away at a private hospital in Tezpur on Friday morning due to post-COVID-19 complications. He was 62. He leaves behind his wife and a daughter.
Axom Xahitya Xabha President Kuladhar Saikia and Secretary Jadav Chandra Sarma condoled the litterateur's unfortunate demise. His death has left a void in the Assamese society.
He was the president of Tezpur Xahitya Xabha. He also served as the secretary of Ban Theater, Sonitpur Silpi Samaj and advisor of Kalaguru Sangeet Mahavidyalay, Jyoti Kala Kendra besides many other known and unknown social platforms here.
Asom Nattya Sanmilan, Ban Theatre, Sonitpur Press Club, Bhoomi, Sonitpur Journalist Union, Tezpur Xahitya Xabha, Joymoti Sangha, Sonitpur Silpi Samaj, Grahan Udyan Committee, Rangapith and hundreds of cultural activists, social workers, members of various cultural groups and organisations, local artistes and Tezpur MLA Prithiraj Rava, former MLA Brindaban Goswami, Deputy Commissioner, Sonitpur Bhupesh Chandra Das paid floral tributes and also condoled his demise.
In his condolence message, Pankaj Barua, Publicity Secretary of Asom Xahitya Xabha said, "Hemanta Kumar Barua's contributions to the growth of Assamese society in the State would be remembered for generations to come. He was a versatile genius who had dedicated his entire life for art and culture. His death has created a huge void in the arena of literature and culture. He was not only an artiste but also a very amiable person and the contribution he had made in the field of art and culture were truly outstanding and unforgettable. I convey my sympathy to the bereaved family."