GUWAHATI, Oct 22 - A commemorative function was held at the Guwahati Press Club today to pay tribute to musician, social activist and retired Guwahati Municipal Corporation employee Kishor Giri, whose sudden demise on October 7 last came as a shock to his friends and admirers.
Speakers at the event fondly recalled Giri as a free-spirited artiste passionately committed to various social causes. Since the late seventies, Giri had established himself as a leading exponent of the mandolin, later switching over to Spanish guitar, initiating many students into the mysteries of the two instruments. But his was a voice of protest, which he lent fearlessly and unselfishly to social causes as diverse as opposing environmental degradation, divisive agendas or the culture of violence.
The meeting was addressed by journalists Biman Chandra Hazarika, Bedabrata Mishra, Nava Thakuria, Raman Bora, Anup Sarma and Bipul Sarma, writers Jagadindra Raichoudhury and Mrinmoy Bhuyan, artist Champak Borbora, social workers Manoram Tumung, Kailash Sarma, Utpal Sarma, Bibekananda Bora, Nirmali Bora and others.