GUWAHATI, March 2 - Senior journalist Rebati Mohan Barthakur of Kampur in Nagaon district, who was also an educationist and social worker of repute, died at a city hospital on the night of February 27 last, following a massive cardiac arrest. He was 79.
Barthakur worked as a school teacher in Baithalangso and Diphu. He retired as the Principal of DAV Higher Secondary School, Diphu in 2000. He was a local correspondent of The Assam Tribune and the Dainik Asam in Hamren subdivision, Karbi Anglong in the 1970s. He also helped in the circulation of both the newspapers in Hamren Subdivision. He served The Assam Tribune as its local correspondent from Kampur after his retirement as a school teacher.
He was associated with various social organisations of Kampur. He was the founder secretary of the Senior Citizens� Forum, Kampur, a founder of the Kampur Sahitya Kanan and Kampur Sub-division Demand Committee. He was president of the Kampur College governing body too. Kampur was his birth place.
He leaves behind two sons, a daughter and a host of relatives, besides his wife. His last rites were performed on February 28.