Silchar: A condolence meet, organized by CPM, to condole the death of Dipak Bhattacharjee, former MLA of Hailakandi, was held here at the auditorium of Gandhi Bhawan on Saturday. Dipak Bhattacharjee expired on January 29 at 6.15 am at Silchar Medical College and Hospital.
He was a leader of peasantry and working class people as well as a frontline figure during language movement. He was ailing for sometime due to cardiac problem which led to complications in the functioning of kidney. His death has been mourned deeply by cross sections of people irrespective of caste, creed and political differences. At the time of death, he was 79.
Dipak Bhattacharjee had been associated with several social and cultural organizations and played vital role in creative and constructive activities that endeared him to all. He was quite polite and gentle. He was elected MLA in 1978 from Hailakandi constituency and became popular for his dynamism and integrity. Unassuming and unpretending, he always led a simple life. He is survived by his wife Anima Bhattacharjee. The meeting was presided by Samiran Acharjee.
The speakers which included Dr Tapodir Bhattacharjee, former vice chancellor of Assam University, Silchar, Sanjeev Roy of Youth Against Social Evils (YASE), Pradip Kumar Dey, president, district Congress committee, Silchar, Badal Dey, Rupam Nandi Purkayasta, Churamoni Singh among others hailed Dipak Bhattacharjee as a ‘real gentleman’. The speakers threw light on the his life, simplicity, cultural attachments, writings, movements for down trodden and farmers. One minute silence was also observed.
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