GUWAHATI, Nov 15 - Achyut Chandra Sarma, a former Class-I ACS officer and a former Deputy Commissioner of the undivided Kamrup district, died at a city hospital around 4.40 am today. He was 95.
Born and brought up at Barpeta, Sarma later settled at the Guwahati Dandiram Bordoloi Path, opposite Lakshmi Service petrol pump on the GNB Road.
He started his career as an EAC in Dibrugarh and served in various administrative capacities throughout the State to finally retire as a Deputy Commissioner.
He also served the then Governor of Mizoram Late Hiteswar Saikia as the Officer on Special Duty in the 1980s and also Director of the Assam Film Finance Corporation as its Director for a year after that.
He could command love and respect from his colleagues for his amiable nature and leadership qualities.
He took active part in various socio-cultural activities for which he earned accolades from people. He was very popular in Silpukhuri area and was an active member of the Silpukhuri Durga Puja Committee and the Navagraha Kalimandir Society.
He is survived by his only son Gautam Sarma, of the Oil India Ltd, and two daughters, Ranjana Sarma and Indrani Sarma, and a host of grandchildren. His wife Kiranmoyee Devi predeceased him in 2008.
His last rites were performed this afternoon at the Navagraha cremation ground.