GUWAHATI, Oct 28 - The Heritage Conservation Society, Assam (HeCSA) has mourned the demise of its principal advisor Prof Annada Charan Bhagabati. Prof Bhagabati breathed his last on October 26.
In a statement here today, HeCSa secretary Jayanta Sarma said that since its inception, Prof Bhagabati was associated with HeCSa as its principal advisor. He was always providing HeCSa invaluable knowledge and wisdom required in conservation of the tangible and intangible cultural and historical heritage of the people of Assam and NE.
Regarded to be an authority on the cultural heritage of the people of the NE, Prof Bhagabati was very keen on conservation of their cultural as well as historical heritage. He was so keen on generating awareness about the matter that he organised a unique event some years back on the use of khar, the alkaline preparation used by the people of the NE region in their cookery. There are several such instances, Sarma said.
The Guwahati Senior Citizens Association and the Octogenarians� Club of Guwahati also have condoled the death of eminent anthropologist Prof AC Bhagabati, describing him as one of the most outstanding educationists of the country and a pioneer anthropologist of NE India.
President of both the organisations DN Chakravartty said Prof Bhagabati had conducted over 300 seminars and in-house discussions organised by various organisations in the last five decades. �Dr Bhagabati�s contributions towards the making of Arunachal University have been amply recognised by both the people and the Government of Arunachal Pradesh,� he said.