Dr. Dilip Datta (80 years), Professor of Mathematics, University of Rhode Island passed away between 2:30-4:00 am New York time on 26th September 2019 at his Rhode Island residence in USA.
Prof. Dilip Datta was a noted author and had authored many books, novels, etc, including -
1. Bhupen Hazarikar Geet aru Jibon Rath,
2. Phali Lua Biranji
3. Mur Sikkha aru Mur Sikhhak
4. Miss Gauhati (Novel)
5. Mone mur koina bisare, which was converted into a movie, including many books on Mathematics.
Dr. Datta was very close to Late Shri. Bhupen Hazarika.
He was also ex-President of Asomiya Sahitya Sabha and was running a School at his place of birth at Jorhat.
Dr. Dilip Datta was the son of Late Phanidhar Datta, first Registrar of Gauhati Unviersity and Late Ratneswari Dutta.
He has left behind his wife Smt. Ranima Dutta, son Darik Dutta, daughter Manashi Dutta, son-in-law Uday Mudoi and grand-daughter Ruhi, among many relatives and well wishers.
Senior painter Benu Misra and artisan-photographer Labu Senapati have joined in a mission to showcase their works once again in the city. A three-day exhibition of drawing-painting, bonsai and wood-works has been organized at Surjya Club (CK Agarwalla Road, Guwahati-781001) which will kick-off on 2 July 2016. The show is scheduled to be inaugurated by eminent folklorist Dr Birendranath Dutta.
Around 30 drawing & graphics created by Misra, who is recognized as one of the finest, most adored and formidable expressionist Assamese painters of our time, will be on display. On the other hand, over 40 bonsai items comprising Ficus Ramphii, Ficus Benjamina, Scheflerra Arbocolla, Juniper etc, nurtured by Senapati for decades will be displayed in the exhibition.
A man of varied interests, a professional photographer and landscaping & exhibition designer, Senapati can take it pride of preserving the largest collection of bonsais, some of those are over 50 years old, in northeast India.
Nearly two decades back, both the creative genius of Assam mounted a joint exhibition in the city, where Misra’s splendid paintings and Senapati’s bonsais were showcased. This time Senapati plans to add few interesting wood-works to the show.
Amid traditional fanfare the Christians across the state are celebrating X-Mas along with other parts of the globe on Thursday. The churches are teeming with the visitors to participate in the prayers seeking divine help to restore love, peace and good will among all people irrespective of caste, creed, community. Same enthusiasm gripped the church premises in the state from Wednesday when people of all ages and all walks of live participated in the midnight carols to mark the birth of the Jesus. The dense fog and darkness of the night failed to grip on Wednesday in the face of the Christmas trees that dazzled every households of the Christians. A section of the churches are specially praying for the carnage and flood victims.