Arunachal: Rajiv Gandhi University mourns Dr Sristidhar Dutta’s Passing


Arunachal Pradesh’s Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) convened a condolence meeting to pay respects to the departed soul of Dr Sristidhar Dutta, noted historian, educationist and former Dean of Social Sciences at the University, who passed away on Monday at a private hospital in Guwahati, Assam.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Professor Dutta was born on 1 February, 1945, in Hatkhula village in Assam. 

He had joined JN College in Pasighat as a reader in September 1988, in the history department of the then Arunachal University (now RGU), and was appointed as a professor in August 1993 in the varsity’s history department.

He had retired from service on 31 January, 2005.

The RGU recalled him as a “renowned educationist, noteworthy historian, eminent writer and social activist.”

“His demise is a great loss to the academic community,” the RGU said in a release.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the Dibrugarh residence of Dr Sristidhar Dutt and offered his sincere condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.


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