GUWAHATI, June 20 - Kamal Dutta Patgiri, a retired employee of The Assam Tribune and resident of Silpukhuri, passed away at the Apollo Hospital here last night. He was 65.
He had joined The Assam Tribune as a proof reader (Advertisement) in 1984 and retired as schedule manager (Advertisement) on January 31, 2019.
He was closely associated with the Gauhati Artists� Guild. He leaves behind his wife Amba Saikia Patgiri, who was a former State volleyball player, and a son.
The Assam Tribune Employees� Union (ATEU) has condoled his death. In a statement, ATEU recalled Patgiri�s long stint in The Assam Tribune Group of Publications and said that he was a dedicated and sincere employee who also contributed to the cause of the employees� union.
The Gauhati Artists� Guild also mourned Patgiri�s death. In a condolence message, it said that as an active member of the Guild, he rendered yeoman�s service and also edited the Guild�s yearly publication Chinha.
The Guild held a condolence meeting and conveyed its sympathy to the bereaved family.