GUWAHATI, Aug 21 - Kumud Prasad Sarma, a prominent leader of the Assam Movement and a renowned cultural activist of the State, breathed his last on Thursday night at 10:45 in a city hospital. He was 79. His last rites were performed today in Nabagraha crematorium. Sarma is survived by his wife, three daughters and two sons.
In his condolence message, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the people of the State will always remember the contributions of Kumud Prasad Sarma who relentlessly worked for a number of social and cultural organisations of Assam.
�A prominent figure of the Assam Movement, Sarma also contributed immensely to the mobile theatre movement in the State. His death is an irreparable loss for the State,� the Chief Minister said. Sonowal also talked to the family members of the late Sarma over telephone and conveyed his sympathies.
Legal advisor to the Chief Minister, Santanu Bharali visited the Chandmari-Rajgarh Road residence of Sarma and offered his floral tributes.
The mortal remains of the departed leader were taken to the Swahid Nyas today, where members of the All Assam Students� Union paid their tribute by draping the AASU�s flag around his body. AASU chief advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharyya, while condoling his death, conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family members.
State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass also condoled the death of Sarma and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.