GOSSAIGAON, Aug 8 - Premananda Barman, the Satradhikar of Govinda Bhavan Geeta Satra of Bhowraguri, passed away on August 7, while undergoing treatment at Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, Barpeta. He was 86.
He was a disciple of Swami Krishnananda Brahma Chari, a preacher of the Vaishnavite faith in north India. At the call of his guru, Satradhikar Premananda Barman established the Govinda Bhavan Geeta Satra at Baruapara on his own land which he donated.
The Satradhikar began his life as a lower primary school teacher at Rajadabri LP School after his education at Kamalsing MV School. Later, he worked at Bhowraguri LP School from where he retired. He then wholeheartedly got engaged in the Satra.
Barman leaves behind his wife, three sons, three daughters, and grandchildren.
Anurani Basumatary, retired headmistress of Gossaigaon Girls� High School, former EM Sabharam Basumatary, Birendra Chandra Nath, retired headmaster of Chithila High School, Gossaigaon Sakha Satra, Sahitya Sabha, Kamamnath Club cum Library, AASU Gossaigaon unit, Kalimandir committee, Barowari Nat Mandir committee, Dinabandhu Ashram condoled the death.