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Sanskrit scholar Dr Shiva Acharya passes away

By Correspondent

BISWANATH CHARIALI, Nov 9 - Renowned Sanskrit scholar of the State and a leading RSS activist, Dr Shiva Acharya, passed away on Tuesday in the GMCH after prolonged illness. He was 55.

Hailing from Gamiri under Gohpur subdivision in Biswanath district, Dr Acharya had taken voluntary retirement from Gamiri High School and joined RSS as an active worker. He was working as the �Boudhik Pramukh� of the organisation for the northern Assam region at the time of his death.

He was an exponent in Vedic Science and was also a prolific orator. Dr Acharya authored as many as 16 books on various topics, particularly in Hinduism and Indian nationalism. He was also a nominated member of Sandipani Ved Vijnan Institute under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

He leaves behind his wife, a son and a host of relatives. Several dignitaries, including MLAs of Gohpur, Biswanath and Borchola, Utpal Borah, Pramod Borthakur and Ganesh Limbu, respectively, RSS leaders, senior members of various organisations were present at his funeral.

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