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  • Rich tribute paid to poet, lyricist, cultural organizer and philanthropic doctor of Assam Dr Mrinal Choudhury on his birth day

    Published on March 19, 2021

    by Mayukh Goswami 

    Mangaldai :: People of Mangaldai in Assam’s Darrang district has paid rich tribute to Dr Mrinal Choudhury, a poet by nature , lyricist , cultural organizer and a Philanthropic medical practitioner and former President of cultural organization ‘Yuva Tirtha Asam, celebrating his sixty seventh birth anniversary posthumously at Youth Club here on March 18 .It marked with the release of a collection of his poems titled ‘ Hridayar Spondon ” and a souvenir called ‘ Heraio Herai Jowa Nai ‘ .

    Parbati Prashad Baruah award recipient veteran poet , lyricist and writer Idris Ali released the poem collection while the souvenir was released by Mukul Chandra Deka , prominent entrepreneur and a close friend of Dr Choudhury. In his book release speech Ali recalled Dr Choudhury not only as an accomplished poet but also as a philanthropic doctor and entrepreneur of repute .

    He urged upon the people present to go through the book to feel the poetic expression of Dr Choudhury Similarly Deka underlined the literary skill of late Choudhury and his nature of achieving the goal without disturbing anybody else . Speaking on the occasion Dr Pradip Jyoti Mahanta, a renowned scholar and former professor of both Gauhati University and Tezpur University recalled his close association with Dr Choudhury since their youth days while working in the Akashvani, Guwahati in the youth programme called ‘Yuva Bani’. Dr Mahanta and the multifaceted creative talents of the later.

    He also underscored the affinity of Dr Choudhury towards preservation and promotion of the endangered folk culture of Darrang. Senior journalist Bhargab Kumar Das, Secretary of Yuva Tirtha Asam, Nilotpal Goswami, Secretary of Mangaldai Sports Association Anupam Deka, Ramesh Ghosh of Mangaldai Chambers of Commerce , Dr Dilip Choudhury.and Dr Mrinmoy Kumar Nath also recalled the philanthropic and creative qualities of Dr Choudhury.

    The programme anchored by radio announcer Pranjal Kumar Sharma also featured presentation of Dr Choudhury composed songs by senior radio artiste Jibendra Mohan Deba Sharma, Ashim Jyoti Baruah and Debojani Sharma respectively . The programme which ended with the vote of thanks by the three daughters of Choudhury, Satarupa, Chandramallika and Ruptrishna earlier began with the lightning of lamp before the portrait of late Choudhury by his wife Meera Choudhury followed by rendering of devotional piece called “Mangala Saran”.

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