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Social activist passes away

Gopal Chandra Basumatary is no more. The president of All BTAD Gaonburah Association breathed his last at his resident Kashibari in Kokrajhar on Saturday. He was 68. He is survived by his wife, son and daughters. The BTAD administration observed half holiday in four districts following death of Gopal Chandra Basumatary. BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary and ABSU Promod Boro condoled the death of the leader and conveyed their deep sympathies to the bereaved family.
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