GUWAHATI, July 30 - Prabodh Chandra Sharma, a former Member (Technical) of the Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB), a prolific writer and the youngest son-in-law of late RG Baruah, died at a city hospital at around 1:25 pm today after a protracted illness. A resident of city�s Kahilipara area, Sharma was 83.
Sharma, who performed excellently as a student and stood seventh in the Matric examination under the Gauhati University in 1948, joined the IIT Kharagpur, after doing his BSc with honours in physics, to pursue electrical engineering.
He then joined the Gauhati Electricity Supply Corporation, the parent organisation of the ASEB, as a power engineer. He retired as the Member (Technical) of the ASEB. Sharma also served the Assam State Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) as the chairman between 1987-1989.
A man of versatile calibre and a prolific writer, Sharma penned many articles on topics related to philosophy, theosophy, regionalism, society and economy. He used to write under the pseudonym Chaitanya Kashyap. Besides, he was a musician and a lyricist. He composed many songs. He was an avid scholar of Vaishnavite studies and was also a life member of the Theosophical Society of India.
He leaves behind his wife Beenu, three sons, three daughters-in-law and six grandchildren.
His cremation, held at Nabagraha in the evening, was largely attended.