Skip to content Skip to navigation

Assam lad,Rajashri Kalita succumbs to COVID

Udalguri: Assamese novelist and Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Arupa Kalita Patangia’s son Rajarshi Kalita succumbed to COVID-19 related complications in New Delhi on Wednesday evening. He was undergoing treatment for the past 5 days at a private hospital in Delhi leaving behind his wife and a son. He was 41. Rajarshi Kalita son of retired professors of Tangla College ,Rajen Kalita and Arupa Patangia Kalita was serving as an Assistant Professor at Shyam Lal College under Delhi University. Various organizations and institutions have condoled the untimely demise of the academically bright youth. Former Rajya Sabha MP, Santiuse Kujur,AASU Vice-President, Jayanta Kumar Bhattacharjya , Tangla Media Circle have deeply mourned the demise of the Assam lad and shared the pain and sorrow of the bereaved family members. According to a health bulletin issued by the Delhi government, the capital recorded 20,960 new cases on Wednesday from 78,491 tests conducted in 24 hours.
Author info

Shajid Khan's picture

Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

Add new comment

Random Stories

Role of AASU in Assam

28 Jun 2007 - 5:03am | editor
The All Assam Student’s Union (AASU) is a mouthpiece of the people of Assam. Since its inception the AASU has been fighting for the cause of Assam and making its presence felt politically in...

Assam Cong leaders in AICC film

23 Mar 2014 - 8:54pm | AT News
AICC is preparing a film on poll campaign in New Delhi where three senior Congress leaders from Assam are set to find place.The sudden invitation came to Lakhimpur Congress candidate Ranee Narah, her...

Border criminals' in kidnapping spree

10 Mar 2017 - 2:43pm | AT News
Criminal activities have become the order of the day in some pockets along  the Assam-Meghalaya inter state border much to the major worries of the people dwelling in the border areas for...