GUWAHATI, June 11 � Bijoy Kumar Bhuyan, known among his fans as Bhaitida, the youngest of the three sons of renowned historian late Dr Surya Kumar Bhuyan, died at his Uzanbazar SK Bhuyan Road family residence here around 9-30 pm of June 10. According to family sources, the end came due to heart failure. He was 78.
A former tea planter and businessman of repute, Bijoy Bhuyan was the man behind the preservation and propagation of the invaluable works of late Dr SK Bhuyan. Due to his relentless efforts, several publishing houses, including the Publication Board, Assam, recently published several of the works of late Dr Bhuyan.
The Publication Board published 10 works of Dr Bhuyan, including the Two German Articles, Lachit Barphukan and His Times, Atan Burhagohain and His Times, Assam in the Eighteenth Century and Two Years in Parliament, during the 25th Guwahati Book Fair early this year. The Two German Articles was edited by Dr SK Bhuyan and it has been highly appreciated by the readers.
Bijoy Bhuyan, who is an avid reader of Assam history, had extensive knowledge of Assam�s history and culture. He helped many scholars and students with the information he could gather from various sources, including the writings of his famous father. His amiable and helpful nature won him many friends.
Born on April 10, 1934 in Guwahati, Bijoy Bhuyan was connected with various socio-cultural organisations, like the Kamarupa Anusandhana Samiti, the Sabita Sabha and the Maniram Dewan Memorial Trust, among others.
He leaves behind his wife and two sons.
His last rites were performed at the Navagraha cremation ground amidst the presence of a large gathering of his friends, relatives and fans, this evening.
The Kamarupa Anushandhana Samiti and the Kamrup Mahanagar Zila Sahiya Sabha have condoled the death of Bijoy Bhuyan. The Kamrup Mahanagar Zila Sahitya Sabha has described Bhuyan as a great nationalist.