GUWAHATI, July 15 - Educationist and former Principal of Cotton College and former Chairman of Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) Dilip Kakati passed away early this morning following a cardiac arrest. He was 76.
Kakati who was admitted to International Hospital and then shifted to Dispur Hospitals last night was ailing for some time. His demise came at 4-30 am.
Kakati, a well-known name in the State�s educational spheres was the son of Satis Chandra Kakati, former Editor of The Assam Tribune. He was also the founder president of the Association of Past and Present Office-Bearers of Cotton College Union Society (APPOCUS).
Kakati leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
His cremation at Navagraha was largely attended.
Many organizations including APPOCUS have condoled his death.
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has also mourned Kakati�s death.
In a statement, the in-charge president of APCC, Ripun Bora said that Kakati�s death has created a huge void in the academic sphere. He also conveyed the APCC�s condolences to the bereaved family members at this hour of grief.