Assam: Eminent social scientist, scholar Dr Prafulla Mahanta passes away

Assam: Eminent social scientist, scholar Dr Prafulla Mahanta passes away

Guwahati: Assam’s famend social scientist and scholar Dr. Prafulla Mahanta handed away in Guwahati on Friday morning after a chronic sickness. He was 81.

He leaves behind his spouse Chenichampa Mahanta, son Rahul Mahanta in addition to a bunch of kin and well-wishers.

Mahanta, who mapped the ebb and movement of the Assamese center class in a contemporary and arranged framework, breathed his final round 2.50 am on Friday at Gauhati Medical Faculty Hospital (GMCH).

Born in 1941 at Jajari Bogoriguri in central Assam’s Nagaon district, Mahanta was recognized for his intensive analysis associated to the socio-cultural historical past of Assam.

He additionally penned a lot of books on Assam’s ethnicity, ethnic wrestle, and Assamese nationality.

The eminent creator accomplished his masters in Assamese from Gauhati College in 1966 and did his Ph.D. on the expansion and growth of the Assamese center class underneath famend scholar Dr. Hiren Gohain.

In 1966, Mahanta joined Diphu Faculty as a lecturer of Assamese and taught within the faculty until 1968.

Previous to becoming a member of Diphu Faculty, he labored as a trainer at completely different colleges from 1960 to 1966. He had additionally served because the Principal (in cost) of Diphu Faculty for 2 years.

In 1968, he moved to Mariani Faculty, the place he taught Assamese until 1994. He joined ABILAC in 1994 as a Analysis Fellow and later turned Director of the institute. He retired from the institute in 2005.

He additionally briefly related to the now-defunct Assamese weekly Natun Samay in 2007.

As a social scientist, Mahanta was primarily recognized for his work, Asomiya Madhyabitta Shrenir Itihax (Historical past of Assamese Center Class).

He has a complete of 15 books to his credit score together with three novels.  

A lot of well-wishers gathered at his residence within the metropolis’s Bhetapara space to pay their final respects to the academician.

Mahanta, by means of a registered will, had donated his physique to the Guwahati Medical Faculty and Hospital for analysis.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has expressed profound grief on his demise and conveyed condolences to the bereaved household.