GUWAHATI, June 1 - Former Gauhati University Vice Chancellor Prof Jamini Mohan Choudhury passed away at his Bharalumukh residence here at 1 pm today. He was 97.
He is survived by two daughters and a son. He was the Vice Chancellor of the GU from 1979 to 1986.
He was a graduate of the Benaras Hindu University in 1949 and joined the Gauhati University in 1950. He had gone to the Imperial College of Science and Technology, UK, on a Government of India scholarship in 1954 for his doctorate in Geology. In 1962, he had taken over as the Head of the Geology Department of the Gauhati University. He was honoured as the Professor Emeritus by GU.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit condoled the death. �The death of Jamini Mohan Choudhury is a loss to the academic circuit of the State, who contributed a lot to the growth of Gauhati University and of course to the development of higher education in Assam,� the Governor said in his condolence message.