GUWAHATI, Jan 15 - Lakhimi Borooah passed away on January 13 at her Kharghuli residence here.
She started the first children�s chess competition in Assam in 1988 under the PC Borooah Educational & Charitable Society. Later, the PC Borooah Chess Academy was set up by her and completed 25 years in 2013. Her academy has produced many State and national-level chess players.
She was associated with many social organisations such as the Indian Women and Child Welfare, Eastern India Recreation Club, Assam Sishu Kalyan Sadan, New Art Players among others. She was the first Assamese lady to represent India in Tea Board in the World Trade Fair in 1964 in New York, USA.
Born on January 3, 1936 into the distinguished family of Late Chitrasen and Late Kamini Kusum Kakoty, she was the wife of Late Jayanta Kumar Borooah and the elder daughter-in-law of Late PC Borooah, the first singer from Assam to record Assamese songs on the gramophone record and actor in the first Assamese movie Joymoti.
She leaves behind two daughters, son-in-laws with grandchildren and a host of relatives.