GUWAHATI, Nov 24 - Writer and bureaucrat Palash Pratim Bora breathed his last at Dispur Poly Clinic hospital here on Sunday evening. He was 52.
Bora, who had been suffering from pancreatic cancer for the past one year, had been in the hospital since November 11. Sources in the hospital said his condition had been very critical for the past few days.
Bora, a 1999-batch officer of the Assam Civil Service, was an additional deputy commissioner of Kamrup (Metro). He hailed from Nagaon. Before joining the civil service, he had served as a labour inspector for four years. As an ACS officer, he had worked in the Sarba Siksha Abhiyan Mission, State Education department and in the administration of different districts.
Moreover, as a writer, he was also a well-known name among the Assamese readers. Despite ill health, he had published a collection of poems a few days ago at a function held in the city.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also condoled the demise of Bora. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister said that late Bora was a sincere and dedicated officer who earned recognition for his creativity in the field of literature in the state. His untimely death is a great loss to the people of the state. Sonowal also offered his deep sympathy to the bereaved family members and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Assam Civil Service Officers� Association has condoled the untimely demise of Bora. �His demise is a great loss for all us. May his soul rest in peace,� Biswajit Pegu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro), said.
The Asam Sahitya Sabha has also condoled the death of the writer.