JORHAT, June 8 - Noted educationist, former president of Jorhat Sahitya Sabha and former treasurer of Asam Sahitya Sabha, Mohesh Chandra Bhattacharyya breathed his last at a private nursing home here at around 11:45 pm on Tuesday night due to illness. He was 80.
Born and brought up at Tarajan here, Bhattacharyya completed his graduation from Jagannath Baruah College in 1958 and his MA in Assamese literature from Gauhati University in 1963.
His dynamic personality and inspiring attitude bewitched every teacher, student, litterateur, sports organizer and social worker of the city who came to his contact since his youth.
Before serving as a lecturer of Assamese at Jorhat College, he taught at Titabor College and different educational institutions like Tarajan High School, BDS Memorial School, Sankardev Seminary, Dahotiya HS School of Jorhat and Gopinath Bordoloi High School of Naoholia near Duliajan.
Bhattacharyya was associated with the Asam Sahitya Sabha since 1970 and held different positions such as assistant secretary, treasurer and secretary of Asomiya Bhasagyan Sangshad. His literary writings in different journals and his only dramatic composition Mukti caught the attention of readers.
He was also the founder secretary of �Gateway to Health� gymnasium, Jorhat and the founder member of Jorhat Fine Arts Society.
Several representatives of various organizations and institutions of Jorhat, including Tarajan Natya Sanmilani and Jorhat Theatre, mourned the death of Bhattacharyya.