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Noted anthropologist Prof Abdullah Ali Ashraf passes away

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 5 - Prof Abdullah Ali Ashraf, head of the Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University (GU) died at his official quarter around 7 pm yesterday. He was suffering from a terminal disease.

Known for his research works on the social and cultural practices of the NE peoples and their historical inheritance, Prof Ali Ashraf was 64.

Eldest son of former Cotton College principal the late Prof Ashraf Ali, Abdullah Ali Ashraf initially worked with the archaeology directorate of Arunachal Pradesh before joining GU as an assistant professor in 1990. By dint of his research works, he became a leading anthropologist and archaeologist of the country.

The discovery of the 3,226-year-old salver (pan used for preparing rice cake) in the foothill areas of Garo Pahar made by a GU team under his leadership in 2018, created quite a stir among scholars.

His works on the Majuli potters, the Stone Age traditions of Meghalaya, ethno archaeology of India, autochthons of Meghalaya in anthropo-archaeological perspective, ethno-archaeology of NE India, etc., are regarded as highly erudite.

His death has been mourned by GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika, its faculties and students. Prof Ali Ashraf�s colleague Prof Abani Bhagabati described his death as an irreparable loss not only to GU, but to the academia of the entire country.

Dr Manjil Hazarika, head of the Cotton University archaeology department, described Prof Ali Ashraf as one of the finest archaeologists from NE India, who contributed tremendously to the understanding of pre-historic cultures of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya. His excavation at Parsi Parlo in Arunachal Pradesh is regarded to be one of the most significant archaeological works concerning NE India, Dr Hazarika said.

Prof Ali Ashraf leaves behind his wife, a son, two daughters and a host of relatives. His janaja was performed at the Athgaon Kabarsthan today.

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Noted anthropologist Prof Abdullah Ali Ashraf passes away

GUWAHATI, Aug 5 - Prof Abdullah Ali Ashraf, head of the Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University (GU) died at his official quarter around 7 pm yesterday. He was suffering from a terminal disease.

Known for his research works on the social and cultural practices of the NE peoples and their historical inheritance, Prof Ali Ashraf was 64.

Eldest son of former Cotton College principal the late Prof Ashraf Ali, Abdullah Ali Ashraf initially worked with the archaeology directorate of Arunachal Pradesh before joining GU as an assistant professor in 1990. By dint of his research works, he became a leading anthropologist and archaeologist of the country.

The discovery of the 3,226-year-old salver (pan used for preparing rice cake) in the foothill areas of Garo Pahar made by a GU team under his leadership in 2018, created quite a stir among scholars.

His works on the Majuli potters, the Stone Age traditions of Meghalaya, ethno archaeology of India, autochthons of Meghalaya in anthropo-archaeological perspective, ethno-archaeology of NE India, etc., are regarded as highly erudite.

His death has been mourned by GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika, its faculties and students. Prof Ali Ashraf�s colleague Prof Abani Bhagabati described his death as an irreparable loss not only to GU, but to the academia of the entire country.

Dr Manjil Hazarika, head of the Cotton University archaeology department, described Prof Ali Ashraf as one of the finest archaeologists from NE India, who contributed tremendously to the understanding of pre-historic cultures of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya. His excavation at Parsi Parlo in Arunachal Pradesh is regarded to be one of the most significant archaeological works concerning NE India, Dr Hazarika said.

Prof Ali Ashraf leaves behind his wife, a son, two daughters and a host of relatives. His janaja was performed at the Athgaon Kabarsthan today.

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