The influential All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and Bodo society paid tribute to Daoharu Garlabata Basumatary on his 17th death anniversary at Shyamtaibari village in Kokrajhar district on Thursday.
The anniversary was organized jointly by Ramfalbill Anchalik ABSU and Garlabata Basumatary Public Charitable Trust (GBPCT) at his burial place Shyamtaibary and Janata College, Serfanguri with a daylong pragramme.
As part of the programme, Pranay Kumar Brahma, trust chairman hoisted the trust flag in the morning followed by homage to the tomb paid by his widow Raktima Basumatary.
Garlabata was shot at by armed miscreant near Serfanguri petrol pump in 1999 and died on September 7 in 2000 having serious bullet injury.
Garlabata Basumatary holds president-ship of ABSU in 1992-1995 and involved with mass movement for separate Bodoland state. He was also president of then Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) party formed in 1996 and holds this post till his
Former MLA Hemendra Nath Brahma paid floral tribute to late Basumatary attending as chief guest on the occasion. BTC member Jyotirindra Brahma, Romeo P Narzary,vice president of ABSU, leaders from ABWWF, Tribal sangha, BPF party, citizens from irrespective of organizations paid homage to Basumatary.
A memorial lecture was also held on the occasion with Pranay Brahma,chairman of the trust in the chair.