The civil society groups and media persons on Friday paid rich tributes to Bhesaj Ratna Dr Gunaram Khanikar, who left for heavenly abode on early morning of 7 January 2016. The Guwahatians in a simple condolence meeting held at Guwahati Press Club remembered the immense contributions made by the herbal medicine specialist for the society.
Dr Khanikar, 67, breathed his last in the city based Down Town Hospital at around 1.25 am. His cremation was also done on 8 January at his village Tetelital in Golaghat district of eastern Assam in presence of thousands well-wishers.
Dr Khanikar, who was a bachelor, penned more than 80 books on herbal medicines and also contributed nearly 900 articles in various newspapers and journals. His death was condoled by Assam Governor PB Acharya, State chief minister Tarun Gogoi with various socio-political organizations.
The press club meeting was initiated by senior journalist Prakash Mahanta, which was attended by social workers and journalists namely Khanin Das, Pabitra Sarma, Surya Das, Bipul Sarma, Nava Thakuria etc.