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Tribute to lady who bequeathed body for medical research

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 21 - The Ellora Vigyan Mancha today offered tribute to Kanta Sengupta (84), a retired employee of the Railway Mail Service (RMS) and a pioneering woman with a scientific temperament and love for humanity.

Sengupta, a resident of Beltola here, breathed her last on May 18 at her daughter�s residence at Anand in Gujarat where she was staying since January. She had bequeathed her eyes and body after death through the Ellora Vigyan Mancha for enrichment of medical science and benefit of mankind. Her last will for organ and body donation was registered at the office of the Senior Sub Registrar, Guwahati on June 21, 2006.

Showing full respect to her last wishes, Sengupta�s family tried to donate her body to the nearest medical college at Anand. However, the authorities of the medical college expressed their inability to receive the body due to the prevailing COVID pandemic situation. Finally, she was cremated at Anand on May 19.

Sengupta was an active member of the All India RMS and MMS Employees� Union affiliated to the National Federation of Postal and Telegraph Employees. She was also vice president of the Assam Circle of RMS and MMS Class-III Employees� Union. She retired from Guwahati RMS in 1995.

Meanwhile, Ellora Vigyan Mancha has extended its heartfelt sympathies to Sengupta�s bereaved family. She is survived by a son and a daughter.

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Tribute to lady who bequeathed body for medical research

GUWAHATI, May 21 - The Ellora Vigyan Mancha today offered tribute to Kanta Sengupta (84), a retired employee of the Railway Mail Service (RMS) and a pioneering woman with a scientific temperament and love for humanity.

Sengupta, a resident of Beltola here, breathed her last on May 18 at her daughter�s residence at Anand in Gujarat where she was staying since January. She had bequeathed her eyes and body after death through the Ellora Vigyan Mancha for enrichment of medical science and benefit of mankind. Her last will for organ and body donation was registered at the office of the Senior Sub Registrar, Guwahati on June 21, 2006.

Showing full respect to her last wishes, Sengupta�s family tried to donate her body to the nearest medical college at Anand. However, the authorities of the medical college expressed their inability to receive the body due to the prevailing COVID pandemic situation. Finally, she was cremated at Anand on May 19.

Sengupta was an active member of the All India RMS and MMS Employees� Union affiliated to the National Federation of Postal and Telegraph Employees. She was also vice president of the Assam Circle of RMS and MMS Class-III Employees� Union. She retired from Guwahati RMS in 1995.

Meanwhile, Ellora Vigyan Mancha has extended its heartfelt sympathies to Sengupta�s bereaved family. She is survived by a son and a daughter.

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