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Navadwip Ranjan Patgiri passes away

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 19 � Freedom fighter and litterateur Navadwip Ranjan Patgiri passed away at the GNRC Hospital this morning.

He was 89 and had been suffering from old-age ailment.

Born on November 27, 1924, Patgiri matriculated from the Juroram Pathak High School, Sarbhog, in 1942 and immediately thereafter joined the Quit India Movement against the British. He was imprisoned for two years for being actively involved in the demolition of an aerodrome. Later he graduated from the B Borooah College and obtained his MA degree in Economic s from Gauhati University.

Initially he took up teaching at Sivasagar College and later joined the Assam Civil Service (ACS) before retiring as Deputy Secretary to the Government of Assam (Education Department) in 1984.

Patgiri was honoured with the �tamrapatra� for his role in the freedom struggle.

Patgiri was associated with a number of organizations such as Chah Karmachari Sangha, Srimanta Sankardev Sanskritik Samaj, Sadou Bharat Buranji Aru Sanskritik Samaj and Sadoy Bharat Puratattwa Samaj in different capacities.

Patgiri authored several books including Asomiya Kavitar Prabah, Eti Koli Duti Pat (translation of Mulk Raj Anand�s Two Leaves and a Bud), Brahma Deshar Sadhu and Chin Deshar Sadhu.

He leaves behind his wife, two daughters and a son besides a host of relatives.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has condoled the death of Patgiri.

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Navadwip Ranjan Patgiri passes away

GUWAHATI, Jan 19 � Freedom fighter and litterateur Navadwip Ranjan Patgiri passed away at the GNRC Hospital this morning.

He was 89 and had been suffering from old-age ailment.

Born on November 27, 1924, Patgiri matriculated from the Juroram Pathak High School, Sarbhog, in 1942 and immediately thereafter joined the Quit India Movement against the British. He was imprisoned for two years for being actively involved in the demolition of an aerodrome. Later he graduated from the B Borooah College and obtained his MA degree in Economic s from Gauhati University.

Initially he took up teaching at Sivasagar College and later joined the Assam Civil Service (ACS) before retiring as Deputy Secretary to the Government of Assam (Education Department) in 1984.

Patgiri was honoured with the �tamrapatra� for his role in the freedom struggle.

Patgiri was associated with a number of organizations such as Chah Karmachari Sangha, Srimanta Sankardev Sanskritik Samaj, Sadou Bharat Buranji Aru Sanskritik Samaj and Sadoy Bharat Puratattwa Samaj in different capacities.

Patgiri authored several books including Asomiya Kavitar Prabah, Eti Koli Duti Pat (translation of Mulk Raj Anand�s Two Leaves and a Bud), Brahma Deshar Sadhu and Chin Deshar Sadhu.

He leaves behind his wife, two daughters and a son besides a host of relatives.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has condoled the death of Patgiri.

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