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The Demise of Taburam Taid Mourned in Lakhimpur

Naba Kumar Doley


LAKHIMPUR: The death of Taburam Taid, the pearl of Subansiri River valley, a nationally acclaimed educationist, linguist, eminent author, an efficient administrator and former chairman of SEBA, was profoundly condoled in his native land Lakhimpur district.

A great number of organizations, institutions and individuals of the district expressed deep grief at his demise. The central committee general secretary of Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK), Padma Losan Doley termed his death as ‘a never repairable loss for the State’. He declared that the TMPK would initiate all steps to preserve the invaluable contributions of the colossal personality of the State. The TMPK subsequently organized a prayer-cum-commemorating programme in Dhakuakhana as soon as the news of his demise was received.

In addition to TMPK, All Assam Unemployed Association (AAUA) general secretary Jiban Rajkhowa, Lakhimpur district AAUA president Binod Das, secretary Khirod Chetia, Lakhimpur unit Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti secretary Raju Singha president Chinu Saikia, Free Thinkers Forum of Lakhimpur president Uday Sankar Hazarika, director of Mngalbodh Jagaran Kendra, Jiten Baruah and Lakhimpur district unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) expressed condolence at the death of Taburam Taid. The Lakhimpur AASU will organize a public shradhanjali-cum-commemorating programme in North Lakhimpur on Sunday.

The eminent personality of the State was born in August 1, 1942, at Ayengiya village under Gunasuti area, an economically challenged and geographically remote village in Subansiri river valley in Lakhimpur district. Hailing from the Mising community, he pursued higher education and completed his postgraduation from Delhi University with perseverance and conviction, overcoming all obstacles and challenges. He contributed much to the State and the Mising community with his relentless service.

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