Tilak Hazarika left for heavenly abode
He lived with self-pride and died calm. A scribe of repute, an editor of commitment and an author with humor, Tilak Hazarika passed away on the early hours of 22 October. The 95 crossed Assamese gentleman was admitted in the hospital on 19 September following a brain stroke, where the accomplished writer breathed his last.
The veteran journalist, who was engaged with the popular Assamese weekly Sadin till his end, continued writing over various contemporary issues till he got hospitalized. He also authored and translated few books and was honored with accolades including the prestigious Sahitya Academy award inm 1996.
Born at Silghat Sonari village in Koliabor on 3 October 1921, Hazarika started his journalism career with Natun Asomiya (edited by eminent poet Debokanta Barua) in 1949 and later joined Asam Bani, published by the well-regarded Assam Tribune group, in 1957. He was elevated to the post of editor in the acclaimed weekly. Finally Hazarika joined Sadin as its founder editor in 1989 and continued serving the newspaper till his demise.
Hazarika’s literary works include Adda (1958), Koto Kahini (1960), Ityadi (1984), Sihote Amak Gaan Gabo Nidiye (1999) and Abelir Sha (2000). His translation work titled Phanishwar Nath Renur Shrestha Kahini received wide appreciation from the critics.
Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assembly speaker Ranjit Das, former CM Tarun Gogoi with a host of political leaders, civil society leaders, media outlet representatives etc expressed their profound grief at the death of Hazarika. The last rites of the soft-spoken media personality were performed with State honours at Navagraha crematorium in presence of hundreds admires and close relatives.
His mortal remains were taken from the hospital to his Silpukhuri residence for necessary rituals. His wife Ansuya Hazarika bid a tearful adieu and only daughter Manjori Bora lighted the pyre. Earlier his flower-patterned body was taken to Sadin-Pratidin & Pratidin Time office, Assam Tribune complex and Guwahati Press Club for final tributes by the media fraternity.
23 Jun 2012 - 11:07am | editor
The famed Kamakhya Temple remains closed for three days from Friday on account of Ambubachi being joined by thousands of people from the country and abroad. The temple door closed at 6:12 in the morning on Friday to reopen at 7 in the morning on June 25.
Devotees from all over the country and abroad are thronging in thousands at the temple atop the Nilachal Hills where a grand mela is underway amid tight security bandobast.
According to Kamrup (Metro) district administration, over 600 security personnel have been deployed on Nilachal Hills as more than three lakh devotees were expected to visit the temple during the three-day festival.
Round the clock vigil would be maintained in and around the temple with 66 sub-inspectors to monitor the situation and 40 women constables to assist women devotees.
1 Aug 2015 - 2:21pm | AT News
Two back to back incidents of racial attacks on north eastern people in New Delhi hangs the capital’s head in shame again.
The first incident took place on Friday when girl moved police alleging sexual exploitation by her employer.
The manager of the firm where the victim is an employee is absconding. Search is on to nab the accused.
The second incident took place at Malviya nagar where a local youth molested a Naga girl on Friday. Police, however, caught the accused on receipt of the complaint.
6 Jun 2008 - 12:10pm | editor
Assam Governor Lt. Gen (Rtrd) Ajay Singh has inaugurated a photo exhibition entitled Spirit of Independent India award winning and selected photograph from the 20th National Photo Contest organized by Photo Division Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday evening at the NEDFi Haat, in Guwahati.
The event was jointly hosted in Guwahati for the first time in north eastern region by Kreative Klickers (KK), a Guwahati based society for promotion of creative photographs in the region recognized by Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) and PHOTO DIVISION which was supported by the Guwahati branch of DAVP. Debatosh Sengupta Director Photo Division of the information and broadcasting ministry B Narzary ADG(M&C) PIB Guwahati, Rina Sonowal joint Director DAVP NE Region were also present in the inaugural session. Kreative Klickers born on May 31, 2007 with a few like minded amateur photographers has completed one glorious year of existence and its celebrating its 1st anniversary in the form of this national exhibition. Kreative Klickers is a self financing organization committed to serve the photo fraternity in the region by creating national and international level platform for photographers and highlight the echoes of the region in particular. On earlier occasion too the organization conducted workshops, took out photography tours and exhibited photographs in Guwahati. Kreative Klickers members comprise of students, teachers, retired persons, self employees, Govt employees, housewives and media persons who have a craze for art and creative photography. Notably, Kreative Klickers organized its maiden exhibition at South Point School, Guwahati on October 5, 6 and 7 in 2007.