SILCHAR, Jan 23 - Veteran author-journalist and frontline leader of the historic Language movement of 1961 in Barak Valley, Paritosh Paul Choudhury died on Friday midnight at his Subhash Nagar residence here. He was 83.
Born to Sanath Paul Choudhury and Pratibha Paul Choudhury at Srihatta district in 1933, Paritosh was a noted scholar on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and had written a number of books on Bose. Cacharer Kanna, a chronology of events on Cachar district stands out to be one of his most popular books. He was also the president of the Union Territory Demand Committee (UTDC) which had been voicing demands to declare Barak Valley as a Union Territory. He was also the president of the Silchar Book Fair which had completed 24 years in December 2015.
His last rites were performed at the Silchar Shamshan Ghat on Saturday. Silchar MP Susmita Dev, MLA Dilip Kumar Paul, former MP Kabindra Purkayastha, APCC State spokesperson Dipon Dewanjee, members of the Silchar Press Club and the Journalist Union of Assam from Barak Valley and various organisations offered their last respect to the departed soul.
He leaves behind his wife and two sons.