DOOMDOOMA, Dec 3 - Veteran CPI(M) leader, former MLA, former teacher of Doomdooma Girls� High School, and social activist Bipin Hazarika passed away today at his residence situated at Koliapani Road of Doomdooma town following a cardiac arrest. He was 81.
Born in 1936, at Lahing Kamargaon in Selenghat, Hazarika completed his BSc from Jorhat JB College and joined Selenghat High School as a science teacher. Later, he joined Doomdooma Girls� High School as a science teacher. He later joined the CPI(M) and was jailed for 19 months during the emergency period. In 1977, he resigned from his teaching job and contested in the election from Sadiya LAC as a CPI(M) candidate and won. He represented the constituency from 1978 to 1982. Due to his initiatives, Sadiya was declared as a subdivision.
He was also a general secretary of CPI(M) State committee, executive member of All India Krishak Sabha, and secretary of undivided Dibrugarh District Committee of Krishak Sabha.
He leaves behind two sons, a daughter and a host of relatives. The death of Bipin Hazarika was widely mourned in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.