The city based journalists, media employees, civil society groups and political party activists have expressed grief at the sudden demise of photo journalist Kapil Das. A member of Guwahati Press Club and All Assam Photo Journalists Association, Kapil Das died of illness at a Chennai hospital four days back. His mortal remains were brought to Guwahati today. The activists belonged to photo journalists union and All Assam Students Union accompanied Kapil’s body from airport to his residence.
In press club, the journalists and other well wishers of Kapil maintained one minute silence for the departed soul. Then the representatives of All Assam Photo Journalists Association, Assam Tribune Employees Union, Assam Union of Working Journalists, Journalists Action Committee, Assam, Journalists Union of Assam, Journalists Forum, Assam, National Union of Journalists Assam unit, Photographic Society of Assam, CITU Assam state committee, AITUC Assam state committee, All Assam Students Union, AASU Kamrup district committee, AJYCP, NCP city unit, Congress city unit, AGP city unit, Employees of NEDFi, Pachim Guwahati Bihu Sanmilani, Pub Guwahati Durga Puja Samity, local citizens of Ambari with distinguished personalities like Mahendra Barua, Bhabani Prasad Adhikari, Biraj Sharma, Dilip Patgiri, Lachit Bordoili, Minin Bayan, Sushanta Talukder, Dr Dibakar Kalita with others paid last tribute to the photo journalist.
Later his mortal remains were brought to his residence at Nizarapar in the city and the office of Assam Tribune before his final journey to cremation ground. Kapil Das left behind his mother, wife, a son and a daughter.