DIBRUGARH, Nov 17 – The sudden demise of TG Baruah, Chairman of the Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers has shocked the denizens of the city here, as they expressed deepest sympathy and extended heartfelt condolences to The Assam Tribune family today. Dibrugarh MP and DoNER Minister, Paban Singh Ghatowar in his condolence message said that he was saddened at the demise of the leader of the Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers. He said that the death was really painful and a great loss for the society as a whole.
“State will indeed feel the pain on his demise. My sincere condolences to The Assam Tribune family. May God rest his soul in peace,” he stated.
Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Dr Kandarpa Kumar Deka in his eulogy said T G Baruah was a man of integrity who had a very pleasing personality. “I have known him for some period as I met him on several occasions. I found him to be a very socialable and farsighted person. His death is really a shock for all of us and we will surely miss his bountiful services in future. I extend my deep condolences,” the Vice-Chancellor said on hearing about the death of TG Baruah.
State BJP president and former MP of Dibrugarh, Sarbananda Sonowal too expressed grief at the death of TG Baruah, stating that the state had lost a versatile personality. “Assam has lost a great soul. The state is grateful to him for all his constributions to the society. He was a noted social activist whom people could notice. I implore God to give him eternal bliss,” Sonowal said.
Mourning the death of Baruah, eminent writer and former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha, Dr Nagen Saikia said that TG Baruah was an institution in himself. “He was concerned about the society and its social development, besides being the Chairman of the Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers. He was associated with several socio-cultural activities of the State. TG Baruah’s death is an irreparable loss for the state of Assam,” Dr Saikia said.
Dibrugarh Nagarik Sangha general secretary, Professor Kumud Chandra Borah while condoling the death of TG Baruah said that the state would never find a replacement for the calibre of TG Baruah. He said that Baruah was a man of vision who took interest in every possible developement activity of the society along side his responsibilities in The Assam Tribune. The Sangha has expressed its condolences to all the members and employees of the Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers.
Rituparna Baruah, assistant general secretary of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on behalf of the students’ body here expressed his heartfelt condolences and sympathy at the death of TG Baruah. “Assam had lost a great leader in the person of TG Baruah who had taken keen interest in overall development of the state. TG Baruah understood the needs of his own people and reached out to them. I convey the most sincere condolences to all the family members of T G Baruah and all the employees of The Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers,” AASU leader said.
Ajoy Baruah, who recalled his earlier days of playing lawn tennis with TG Baruah here expressed shock at the death of his one time tennis partner. TG Baruah was one of the office bearers of Dibrugarh Club, which organised lawn tennis games near Polo Ground in Graham Bazar here. TG Baruah and his family were residing in the city here earlier.
Condolences also poured in from Eastern Assam Chamber of Commerce and Industries (EACCI) and Dibrugarh Press Club here. Bhudev Phukan, president, EACCI, said that the death of TG Baruah had brought saddness to the people here. “We are indebted to him for his enormous contributions to us. We pray that his soul may rest in peace,” Phukan said. In a condolence message, Manashjyoti Dutta, general secretary of the Press Club expressed deep regret and said that the society at large would really feel the loss. The sudden death of TG Baruah also brought shock to the employees of the Dibrugarh branch of The Assam Tribune here, who expressed their deepest respect and homage to the departed soul.