Noted economist, journalist, and eminent writer of Assam, Jatindra Kumar Borgohain breathed his last on Wednesday following a brief illness at Guwahati. Borgohain died at the Hayat Hospital at around 2-50 in the afternoon two days after he was rushed to it following a serious ailment. He was 72.
Born to Sashikanta and Sabitri Bargohain of Jakhalabandha in Nagaon district on September 8, 1950, Bargohain, after his Matriculation from the local government high school, graduated in Economics from Cotton College with first class in 1969. A brilliant student throughout his student career, he topped Gauhati University in the MA final examination in 1971.
He tied the knot with noted writer Harapriya Barukial Bargohain in 1976.
Bargohain joined the JB College as assistant professor in 1976 and left the job in 1990 to join Dainik Janambhumi as Editor. After a year he went back to JB College and again joined another daily, Natun Dainik as Editor after a few years.
Bargohain was the Editor-in-Chief of Prag News at the time of his death. He had served in several other newspapers and journals as Editor prior to his joining Prag News.
He was an ardent plant and animal lover and a writer of great proficiency. Asomor Arthanoitik Itihas, Asomor Sanskritic Itihas, Asomor Utsov Aru Puja, etc., are some of his well known published books. He was also awarded with the Bishnu Rabha Bota in 1991.
Kalong Nishwa Sudur, Trishangi, Prithivir Morom (children novel), are some of his famous novels. Bargohain was also a recipient of Sahitya Akademi award.
He left behind his wife, two daughters and two sons. Chief minister Tarun Gogoi along with many other political and non political leaders and several other organizations paid their last homage to the departed soul.