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Noted artist passes away

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JORHAT, July 8 - Well-known artist and sculptor Nityananda Mahanta passed away at his residence at Gohain Tekelagaon here yesterday due to old-age ailments. He was 83 and is survived by two sons.

Mahanta was popularly known as the Chitralekha artist as he was famous for constructing several arched gateways placed in front of naamghars, including the earlier gateway of the Dhekiakhowa Barnamghar on the outskirts here. He had opened the Chitralekha centre, where he carried out his work with the aid of helpers and taught upcoming artists.

Although he had donated his body to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, but due to certain technical problems the body could not be taken by JMCH.

Mahanta was cremated at the Tarajan Cremation Ground here last night. Jorhat Press Club president Nirajan Mahanta, while offering his condolences over the artist�s demise, said that he (Nityananda ) was multi-talented person bereft of spotlight who led a austere life working almost round the clock.

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Noted artist passes away

JORHAT, July 8 - Well-known artist and sculptor Nityananda Mahanta passed away at his residence at Gohain Tekelagaon here yesterday due to old-age ailments. He was 83 and is survived by two sons.

Mahanta was popularly known as the Chitralekha artist as he was famous for constructing several arched gateways placed in front of naamghars, including the earlier gateway of the Dhekiakhowa Barnamghar on the outskirts here. He had opened the Chitralekha centre, where he carried out his work with the aid of helpers and taught upcoming artists.

Although he had donated his body to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, but due to certain technical problems the body could not be taken by JMCH.

Mahanta was cremated at the Tarajan Cremation Ground here last night. Jorhat Press Club president Nirajan Mahanta, while offering his condolences over the artist�s demise, said that he (Nityananda ) was multi-talented person bereft of spotlight who led a austere life working almost round the clock.