KOKRAJHAR, Dec 1: Mangalsingh Narzary (65), father of martyr Sujit Narzary of Bhatipara passed away on Wednesday evening at Bongaigaon Lower Assam Hospital.
Notably, Narzary was under treatment at the hospital since November 28 after facing a heart stroke and breathed his last around 8:15 pm on Wednesday evening.
Narzary was a social activist and father of Sujit Narzary, first martyr of Bodoland Movement. Narzary was cremated at Kokrajhar Crematorium Ground after rituals were performed amidst the presence of the villagers.
Chief executive member (CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Pramod Boro visited Mangalsingh’s Bhatipara residence on Thursday morning and offered floral tribute to the lifeless body of Narzary.
Assam Cabinet minister Urkhao Gwra Brahma; MLA from Kokrajhar East LAC, Lawrence Islary, ABSU president Dipen Boro paid tribute to the body of Narzary.
Members from different organisations including All Bodo Students Union, Dularai Bodo Harimu Afad, United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) extended their deep condolences and prayed for eternal peace of Mangalsingh Narzary.
The Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) government declared a half-holiday beginning from 1 pm on Thursday, across the BTR districts. All kinds of government offices in BTR districts remained half closed after 1 pm.
A candle lighting programme was also carried out on Thursday evening at various places across the region in memory of Mangalsingh Narzary.
The programme was organised by All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and citizens of the districts.