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Last respect to Sonarm Chutia

Jorhat breaks into a sea of humanity when thousands  of people are thronging the Kachari Moidam to pay last respect to the eminent Vaishnavite scholar, educationist and freedom fighter Sonaram Chutia who died in the Jorhat Medical College Hospital on Wednesday.
The award winning scholar would be cremated in Jorhat on Friday with full state honour. Chief Ministyer Tarun Gogoi and his cabinet colleagues are expected to attend the funeral function.

 A renowned scholar of Sankardeva studies, Chutia had several books to his credit and was also the Chief advisor of the Srimanta Sankardeva Sangha, a religious and charitable organisation. A prominent freedom fighter, Chutia was actively involved in the Quit India Movement and was imprisoned for more than two years. Chutia retired as the headmaster of Teok Rajabari High School. In 2000, Chutia received the prestigious Sankardeva Award, instituted by the Assam government to honour persons of eminence in the field of Journalism, Art, Culture and Literature. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has condoled the death of Chutia.

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