JALUKBARI, April 29 - Distinguished social scientist and�anthropologist�Prof Annada Charan Bhagabati was honoured with the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) Award for Lifetime Achievement in Anthropology and Museum in recognition to his contribution in the field of academia.
The award was presented to Prof Bhagabati at a function held today in the Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University by the university�s Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika. The award carries Rs 5 lakh cash and a citation.
Prof Bhagabati is a former vice chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh and a former professor of anthropology, Gauhati University.�He has been working in the field of academics and is actively engaged�as a field anthropologist for the last 50 years. He pursued his doctoral research on Maoris in the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Prof Bhagabati said, �This is my second lifetime achievement award and I am very happy to get this recognition. My journey started at this university as an undergraduate student and I went on to become a professor at this prestigious university of the north-eastern region. Today I feel very proud and happy to be honoured with this award. I feel that I have done something in my life for which I have been awarded. This is a proof that I have done something good in the past.�
Prof Bhagabati also said that if the students study wholeheartedly whatever they pursue, success is bound to follow.
The award ceremony was also attended by Prof Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, Director, IGRMS; Dilip Singh, Joint Director, IGRMS; Prof VK Srivastava; Prof Abdullah Ali Ashraf, Head of the Department, Anthropology, GU; faculty members, research scholars and students.