NALBARI, Aug 29 - Akan Malla Baruah, a senior leader of the Asom Gana Parishad and a leader of the Assam Movement, died at his residence at Pokowa in Nalbari district on Friday night due to prolonged illness. He was 75.
A founder of the Nalbari district AGP unit, Baruah was the president of the district committee from 1989 to 2012. He was also the executive member of the Central Council of the AGP till August 27. Baruah was also the chairman of the Nalbari Municipal Board in 1996.
A dedicated party worker and social worker, Baruah helped in making Nalbari a bastion of the AGP. Baruah was under treatment for the last two years and AGP president and Agriculture Minister Atul Bora had felicitated him at his residence last week for his contributions to the party.
His death was widely mourned by many people and various organisations.
He leaves behind his wife, two sons and two daughters. His last rites were performed at his village on Saturday in presence of many people.