GUWAHATI, July 13 - Gautam Banerjee, a doyen of pharmaceutical business in Assam and North East, passed away at his Kolkata residence on July 11 after a brief illness. He was 69.
He was the second son of late Durga Charan Banerjee, prominent businessman known for the centenary old wine shop BN Dey and his contribution to the socio-cultural life of Assam.
Banerjee started his career as a Lecturer of Botany in the B Barooah College for a couple of years and later joined his family business and started the Candida Enterprise, a consignment and forwarding agent house dealing with a good number of leading national and multi-national pharmaceutical products. Lately he started Subham, a unit of book stall. He also started two Bengali magazines � Subham Samayiki and Goenda Rahasya � published from Kolkata. He was the editor of the two magazines.
Banerjee was deeply involved with a number of organisations, like the Guwahati Management Association, Sanatan Dharmasabha Harisabha, Assam Drug Dealers� Association, Greater Guwahati Netaji Birthday Celebration Committee, etc.
The news of his death cast a pall of gloom in the city. His last rites were performed at Kolkata. He leaves behind his wife and a host of relatives and well-wishers.