GUWAHATI, July 21 � Neera Dogra, sister of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, who would have completed her 102nd years in September next, died in Chennai around 5-35 pm today. The end came due to old-age ailments.
According to family sources here, she died at the place of her daughter Chitra Puri. She had been living with her daughter and son-in-law Ranjit Puri in Chennai.
Born at �Poki�, the ancestral abode of the Agarwalas at Tezpur, Neera was the first person from the State to become the chairman of the Social Welfare Board of India. She rendered her services to the Central Welfare Board without taking any remuneration. She also founded the Assam Social Welfare Board. She was a personal friend of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
She translated the children�s poems of Jyoti Prasad into English and published them in a compilation, which was titled Dream and Daybreak.
Her last rites will be performed in Chennai tomorrow, said the family sources.