JORHAT, Jan 18 - Faiznur Ali, noted businessman and a serving director of the Assam Industrial Development Corporation Limited, passed away at a private nursing home here due to old-age ailments in the wee hours today. He was 82.
Ali, also a former director of Assam Tea Corporation Limited, was a resident of Old Circuit House Road here. He leaves behind his wife, two sons and a daughter, besides a host of relatives. His janaja will be performed at the Jorhat Kabarstan at 6 pm tomorrow.
Ali, who started his entrepreneurial career by opening a firm called Vibgyor Paints Industries in 1971, was associated with several trade and cultural organisations. He was also the founder secretary of the North Eastern Small Scale Industries Association and a recipient of several awards for his contributions towards the development of the small scale sector.
Also a writer and publisher, Ali had established the famous bookstall, Sarali Puthighar (later renamed Shankar Puthighar), here in 1965.
Ali, who was a lifetime member of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, had published the writings of noted writers like Padma Bhusan awardee Syed Abdul Malik, Prof Tralukya Goswami and others. His own writings like Jiba Jagator Sadhu had fetched the best writer�s award for children�s literature from the Asam Sahitya Sabha in 1971.