Guwahati, Monday, January 18, 2010
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Lakshyaram Deka
 BARPETA, Jan 17 Lakshyaram Deka, popularly known as Lakshya Compounder and a resident of Bapujee Nagar Sarthebari in Barpeta district, died due to old-age ailments in a private nursing home in Nalbari on Friday last. He was 91 and is survived by his wife, four sons, three daughters and a host of grandchildren and relatives. Though he began his career as a pharmacist in the dispensary of Lengrijan Tea Estate in Naharkatiya, he left the job after a few years and began his own venture at Sarthebari. The Sarthebari Pharmacy, established by him, is a popular medicine shop in the eastern part of Barpeta district for a long time. It is because of his long association with medicine that people forgot his surname and called him Lakshya Compounder.

HK Baruah
 GUWAHATI, Jan 17 Hirendra Kumar Baruah, a resident of Chenikuthi and a retired IAS officer under Government of Assam, passed away at 10.40 pm on January 16 after prolonged illness at the age of 72 years. He was a 1963 batch ACS officer and was promoted to IAS in 1989. He worked as a Director of Sports, Agriculture, Sericulture and also as DC, Dhemaji. He retired as Director of Land & Revenue and Records, Assam. He leaves behind his wife, two daughters and a son.

BK Das
 GUWAHATI, Jan 17 Well-known contractor and a resident of Monalisha Path in the city, Birendra Kumar Das breathed his last on January 14 at Appollo Hospital in Chennai. He leaves behind his wife, two sons and three daughters besides a host of relatives. He was associated with many social activities all over the State and was loved by all for his warmth and kindheartedness.

Maheswari Devi
 NAGAON, Jan 17 Maheswari Devi, died recently at the Guwahati residence of her son Dr Uma Kanta Sharma. She was 94. A pious lady, she was associated with various religious organisations, including Dharma Maheswari Ahaituki. She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law, son-in-law and a number of grandchildren. Her death was widely mourned. - Correspondent

Kanan Bala Devi
 GUWAHATI, Jan 17 Kanan Bala Devi, wife of Ramesh Chandra Sarma, retd principal and resident of village Barbang (Pathsala), died of heart failure at her residence on Monday last. She was 61. She took the initiative in a small investment group of mahila samittee. She was also closely associated with various social, cultural and religious activities. She leaves behind her husband, three sons and daughter.

DB Dutta
 GUWAHATI, Jan 17 Debendra Bijoy Dutta, retired joint registrar of Cooperation dept, Assam and resident of Ambari Fatasil, Guwahati, died at GNRC Hospital on January 13 following a brief illness. He was 84. He was closely associated with various organisations of the locality including Ambari High School, Sankar Madhab Mandir, RGB College, South Guwahati BEd College and Sankardev Bidya Niketan at Ambari Fatasil. Dutta leaves behind his wife, two sons, two daughters and a host of relatives. His death has cast a pall of gloom in the locality.