Silchar, Jan 8: Veteran academician and journalist of repute Prof Jyoti Lal Choudhuri breathed his last at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital on Friday at 10 pm after suffering from multiple health issues.
Family sources informed that he was cremated at the Silchar crematorium on Friday at midnight. Members of Silchar Press Club offered their last respects to the respected media personality.
A revered personality, Prof Choudhuri was the special correspondent of The Sentinel at Silchar and also rendered his responsibilities as the president, governing body of Guru Charan College. He has authored many books. He was a frontline member of the editorial team for the recently published magazine Mahapran Mohitosh and Amar Agnimontrey Dikkha, a collection of essays written on former state minister late Mohitosh Purkayastha.
Sources at Cachar College informed that Prof Choudhuri joined the Department of English of the college back in 1964 and retired in 2005. He also served as the head of the department and was much loved and respected by his colleagues of yesteryears and present and students as well. It may be mentioned that Prof Choudhuri was actively involved in many social activities and was closely associated with the Cachar Cancer Hospital Society as well. Prof Choudhuri was also the recipient of the Literary award recently augmented by the Government of Assam.
Authorities of Cachar College and Guru Charan College have scheduled condolence meetings on Saturday to pay tributes to the departed academician. The Silchar Press Club and media fraternity mourned the demise of the senior scribe. Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli and the office of the Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations Barak Valley zone also conveyed their deepest condolences at the passing away of the venerated media personality and termed the demise as an irreparable loss to the field of journalism. His demise has been condoled by his students spread across the country and around the world and also faculty members at the Department of Mass Communication, Assam University Silchar and Mass Communication departments in various colleges across Barak Valley.