GUWAHATI, May 11 - Suresh Chandra Barthakur, a teacher and a senior journalist passed away at his Amtalabari residence of Halem mouza in Biswanath district on Sunday morning. He was 80.
The founder president of the All Assam Journalists� Union, Barthakur had his primary education at Halem and after passing graduation and getting a BT degree, he worked as a teacher at Swahid Mukunda Kakati Upper Primary School.
He started working as a journalist for many newspapers including The Assam Tribune, Dainik Asam, The Sentinel, The North East Times, Ajir Asam, Mahajati newspapers.
Barthakur also wrote some books including Mahapurusor Jilingani, Rachna Manjuri, Swadhinata Andolonot Chaiduaror Bhumika etc.
After retiring in 1996, Barthakur became the president of the Assam Union of Working Journalists (AUWJ) and the founder president of the All Assam Journalists� Union (AAJU).
He was also closely associated with many local socio-cultural organisations. He leaves behind his wife, two sons, a daughter and many relatives.
His demise was condoled by many people including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and various bodies.