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Nabin Chandra Kath Hazarika remembered on 106th birth anniversary

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TEZPUR, Nov 5: Fondly remembered on his 106th birth anniversary, Nabin Chandra Kath Hazarika, a distinguished lyricist, poet, former MLA of Tezpur, Deputy Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly, and founding secretary of Tezpur Sahitya Sabha, was honored in a poignant event at Nabin Bhawan on Friday evening. The ceremony commenced with a ceremonial lighting at the late Hazarika’s portrait by noted advocate and litterateur, Bipin Kataky, followed by a tribute-paying gathering.

The commemoration witnessed the presence of several eminent figures and representatives from various organizations. Notable personalities, including MLA Tezpur Prithiraj Rabha, artist Aparup Agarwala, senior advocate Jamini Kumar Baishya, Secretary of Tezpur Sahitya Sabha Dwijen Nath, District Cultural Development Officer Jiten Kumar Das, distinguished dancer Rubi Bora Bordaloi, advocate Jaan Bora, writer and faculty of LGB Girls College Pallab Bhattacharya, and President of Sonitpur District Congress Committee Dadul Borkakoti, graced the event with heartfelt contributions.

Dulal Chandra Kath Hazarika, the son of the late Nabin Chandra Kath Hazarika and a noted lawyer of Gauhati High Court, extended a warm welcome to the gathered guests and shared poignant recollections of his father. He briefly delineated his father’s literary journey and his significant societal contributions. MLA Tezpur Prithiraj Rabha reflected on Hazarika’s invaluable role in Assamese society and acknowledged his contributions, particularly in the establishment of the Tezpur Sahitya Sabha Bhawan. Notably, he recalled the profound impact of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha’s last lecture at the Bhawan, laid by Nabin Chandra Kath Hazarika.

Advocate Jamini Kumar Baishya, in his insightful speech, highlighted Hazarika’s commitment to the Assamese language, recounting how he conducted all his legal affairs in Assamese, symbolizing his deep affection for his mother tongue and homeland. The President of Tezpur Sahitya Kanon, Bipin Kotoky, reminisced about Hazarika’s presidency and recited one of the late poet’s compositions. The evening was enriched further by the perspectives shared by various personalities on Hazarika’s multifaceted endeavors.

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District Cultural Development Officer Jiten Kumar Das pledged to systematically and scientifically preserve a portrait and the literary creations of the revered author at Jyoti Bharati. To enrich the program, Rubi Bora Bordaloi captivated guests with a rendition of a song penned by the late Kath Hazarika in an event facilitated by Mridul Kumar Saharia.

 

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