GUWAHATI, Jan 2 - In Assam, entrepreneurship has still not become a popular profession for the new generation. But, some people, like Hiralal Phukan, are unique. He left a lucrative career in the civil services and became a successful businessman later.
This was stated by poet and former Director General of Assam Police Harekrishna Deka while releasing a book titled Bairi-Sura-Sur Aru Anyanya Rachana written by bureaucrat-turned tea planter Hiralal Phukan at the Pandit Tirthanath Sarma Auditorium here today.
The book is a collection of writings of Hiralal Phukan and published by Nirupama Phukan.
Analysing the writings of Phukan, Deka said, �The contents of this book prove the personality of the writer. He is a talented and studious person with his own way of thinking. He was an efficient officer of the Assam Civil Service, who, due to various reasons, left the job and became a successful entrepreneur. He had played a vital role in establishing the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre.�
Deka also regarded Phukan as a successful writer insofar as analysing the Assamese society in his writings is concerned.
�He not only analyses an issue, but also gives some valuable advice. He has a strong faith in democracy and criticises both left and right-wing politics,� the former State police chief stated.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Shibanath Barman said, �I had spent some valuable time with the writer in some adda. He is a successful businessman who also has in-depth knowledge of literature. He can recite poems of Rabindranath Tagore fluently.�
Former MLA and social worker Ajay Dutta, while addressing the gathering, said, �Hiralal Phukan was one of the public servants who revolted during Emergency. He believes in socialism and always works for the development of Assam. He had also put in immense effort to establish the office of the Tea Board in Assam, which, however, still remains a dream for us.�