DIBRUGARH, Oct 10 � Lakhinath Gogoi, veteran educationist and one of the most active social workers of the city here passed away suddenly at his residence in Lachitnagar today. He was 82.
Gogoi was a well-known figure in the city here for his association as a teacher with number of schools and social organisations. In recognition for his leadership and dynamism he was chosen as the president of Dibrugarh Sahitya Sabha, which he shepherded for seven years and was advisor to the literary body till his death. By and large people here referred and addressed him as Lakhi instead of Lakhinath.
Gogoi�s lengthy stint of contribution towards education started in Khowang High School where he served as an assistant teacher. Besides serving as an assistant teacher in schools like Dibrugarh Government Boy�s High School and Dibrugarh Government Girl�s High School, Lakhi also served as headmaster in Diphu Boy�s High School and Haflong High School. He retired in 1991.
After his retirement, Gogoi involved himself extensively in social service. He was founder president of Dibrugarh Karmachari Parishad, Tai Shiksha Aru Sanskriti Kendra and Sanmiliti Jatiya Manch. Gogoi was president of Lachitnagar Development Committee, Dibrugarh Nagarik Manch and of the reception committee of the closing ceremony event of 150 years of birth anniversary of Lakshminath Bezbaroa before his death.
Lakhi�s Gogoi death has been mourned by several social organisations in the city including members of senior citizens and youth bodies. Several people assembled at Dibrugarh Sahitya Sabha campus today to pay their last respect to the departed soul. In a condolence message, Asam Sahitya Sabha (ASS) general secretary Prahlad Tasa said that Lakhinath Gogoi was a distinguished senior citizen and public servant who was always available for the society.
He leaves behind his wife Usha Gogoi, six sons, daughter-in-laws, grand children and a host of relatives.