Noted writer and retired professor Khitish Roy passes away in Dibrugarh
Noted writer and former Professor and Head of the Department of Bengali literature in Dibru College, Khitish Roy passed away on Wednesday at Assam Medical College and Hospital here.
DIBRUGARH: Noted writer and former Professor and Head of the Department of Bengali literature in Dibru College, Khitish Roy passed away on Wednesday at Assam Medical College and Hospital here. On arrival of his mortal body here at his own residence at Bansbari, thousands of his past and present students, colleagues and a large number of his admirers thronged his residence to pay their last respects. Roy was 82. He is survived by a son and a daughter, besides his wife and a host of family members.
Retiring from Dibru College in 2001, Khitish Roy dedicated his life to writing books and editing local and national weekly and fortnightly magazines, and local Bengali tabloid. Some of the books authored by Roy like Eker Moddhey Dui, Gouf (Mustache) Diye Jai Chena, Chora Diye Choriye, Pada Charona, Bhasha o Xahitya Olinde and Doiyoto which received well acclamation from readers. Doiyoto was written jointly with Professor Ashit Dutta, Department of Zoology, Dibru College.
After passing HSLC from Dibrugarh Bengali High School, Roy joined DHS Kanoi College here for further study and got his graduation. He did his M.A in Bengali literature from Gauhati University. Roy started his professional career as school teacher for a brief period and later joined Dibru College as a lecturer of the Department of Bengali literature. A writer and social activist, Roy was also closely associated with one of the leading cultural and educational organization, Sanskriti from its inception in 1965. He was also a well-known columnist and contributed several thought-provoking articles in Somoy Prabah, a premier Bengali daily once published from Guwahati. His last rites were performed at the local crematorium amidst presence of many family members, relatives and his admirers.