BAIHATA CHARIALI, Aug 16 - Noted journalist, poet, drama artiste and chief sub-editor of Dainik Asam Rabin Goswami breathed his last at GMCH around 1.05 am on August 15 after prolonged illness. He was 51. He leaves behind his wife, two sons and a host of relatives.
Goswami had been suffering from complex liver ailment for a long time. Recently, he was admitted at Medanta - The Medicity, Gurugram, for better treatment. Before his death, he was undergoing treatment at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Guwahati, but on August 14, when his health deteriorated, his family members admitted him at GMCH where he breathed his last.
Born at Kshudra Palaha (Haladhibari) village under Jalukbari constituency in Kamrup district, Goswami passed his HSLC examination in 1984 from Bezera High School, completed his BA with major in Assamese from Pub Kamrup College in 1989 and did his masters from Gauhati University. Goswami began his reporting career in the weekly journal Aami and Deobar in 1992 and joined the Dainik Asam in 1993 as a proof reader. He was the secretary of the Baihata Chariali Sahitya Sabha and editor of a number of magazines and souvenirs.
Associated with a number of social, educational, cultural and religious organisations, Goswami was the adviser of the Baihata Chariali Press Club and an active member of Prabahan, a leading drama organisation of the area. He participated in a national level drama contest held in Odisha by Utkal Yuba Sangha and brought glory to the State.
His untimely demise cast a pall of gloom in the locality and members of Prabahan on August 15 organised a condolence meeting at their office premises and offered tributes to the departed soul.
On August 3, a delegation comprising members of the Assam Tribune Employees� Union (ATEU) and officials representing the Assam Tribune management led by Santanava Hazarika and Dugdha Ram Kalita, president and secretary respectively of ATEU, and including executive members Hiranya Kumar Barman, Anima Das and others met the journalist and interacted with him at his residence at Baihata Chariali and provided financial aid for his treatment.