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Tributes paid to Suryabrata Lahkar

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Feb 5 � Glowing tributes were paid to late Suryabrata Lahkar at a memorial meeting held at Lahkar Complex, Piyali Phukan Road, Rehabari here on February 2. The meeting was jointly organised by Ellora Vigyan Mancha and the family of late Lahkar.

Presiding over the meeting, former Dibrugarh University Vice Chancellor Dr Devdas Kakati said late Lahkar was a self-made man who, despite losing his illustrious parents at an early age, established himself in the society through sheer hard work, sincerity and honesty.

Late Lahkar�s wife, Gargi Lahkar and several prominent persons paid homage at his portrait. He had pledged to donate his body for medical research and studies long before his death.

Isfaqur Rahman of Ellora Vigyan Mancha read out a condolence resolution, while Mancha secretary Dr Joydev Sharma praised late Lahkar for donating his eyes and body. Sharma also gave an account of the Mancha�s activities in promoting scientific temperament and removing superstitions in the society.

Mancha president Dr Chandramohan Sarma, president of the Rehabari Unnayan Samiti Dr Birendra Kumar Das, former SBI Director and trade union leader Ananta Kalita, Editor of Saptahik Ganamukti Suprakash Talukdar, former MD of Assam Govt Construction Corporation Kartabya Singha Lahkar, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya official Tridip Sarma and Bedabarata Lahkar also spoke on various aspects of the life of late Lahkar.

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