TANGLA: Former student leader, social worker and prominent citizen of undivided Darrang district, Likhan Das, a resident of Tangla town of Udalguri district, passed away at a private hospital in Guwahati at the age of 60 on Friday night.
A large number of people from all walks of life thronged his residence since early morning on Saturday to pay tribute to the bereaved soul. His body was later taken to Tangla Srimanta Sankarev Satra, Tangla Xahitya Xabha Bhavan, Tangla Anchalik AASU office (Swahid Bhavan) and Tangla Motor Sramik Association where people offered floral tribute and gamosa as a mark of respect. Tangla Municipal Board and Tangla Chamber of Commerce have also ordered for closing down all business establishments of Tangla town on Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm as a mark of respect to the bereaved soul.
Born on January 24,1961 to prominent businessman Basudev Das and Yamuna Bala Das in Tangla town of undivided Darrang district, he had an uncompromising zeal and regionalist sentiment. He was president of Tangla Anchalik Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and had taken up a torchbearer's role in the historic Assam movement. He had served as president of the Udalguri chapter of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), vice-vhairman of Tangla Municipal Board, and was serving as president of Udalguri chapter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) SC Morcha. He was actively associated with Tangla Xahitya Xabha, Tangla Community Health Centre (CHC) and Tangla Srimanta Sankarev Xatra. His death was widely mourned by various organizations and institutions.
All Assam Students' Union (AASU) vice-president Jayanta Kumar Bhattacharya ; former Rajya Sabha MP, Santiuse Kujur; Udalguri chapter BJP vice-president Jaykanta Sarma; and Udalguri chapter AGP president Jatin Deka also condoled his demise.