Shruti Barua GUWAHATI: There are people in this world that make it a better place simply by being in it. They walk through this life leaving an imprint in the lives of all they meet. Siba Chandra Kakati, IPS (Retd), or 'kaku' as we lovingly called him passed away peacefully on January 13th, 2018, aged 92 years, in his residence Zoo Narengi Road, Guwahati. The youngest of four children of Late Durlabh Chandra Kakati, a popular and senior officer of British India Eastern Railways during the british days, was brilliant in his studies and passed out from Raha High School and graduated with flying colours and distinction from Cotton College, Guwahati.
Being successful in all competitive examinations, he joined in the First Post-Independence Assam Police Service in 1948-49 and later in Indian Police Service to finally retire as the First Director of Police, State Fire Services, Assam. Kaku was also interested in farming and gardening. He also used to give radio talk shows in All India Radio. Losing his wife, 42 years ago he brought his five children with utmost care and discipline. All of them being successful senior officers he was always proud of their achievements.
He was very fond of his grandchildren and was the binding force which kept the family together. The life of every party, love, laughter and happiness resonated whenever he was present in the room. He was a true gentleman. A man of integrity, who lived his life to the fullest. Most importantly, he was humble, kind, generous and treated people with love and respect. On the occasion of his 'Adhya Shraddha ' we remember him with love, affection and prayers.
"You never said I'm leaving, You never said goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only god knows why.
A million times I've needed you, A million times I've cried. If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly, In death I hold you still, In my heart I hold a place, That only you can fill."
At least 4 NDFB cadres were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Sonitpur district during the last 24 hours.. The first one encounter took place with security forces at Mainasree hill in the district bordering Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. The encounter took place at around 3 in the morning. One of the three rebels, managed to escape.
A 9 mm pistol, along with 8 rounds of live ammunition, a 7.65 mm Chinese pistol, 5 rounds of live ammunitions were recovered from the rebels. The bodies have yet to be identified. The encounter took place during an operation was launched jointly by army and police. Before that two other NDFB cadres were killed at an encounter with police at Misamari in Biswanath Chariali in the same district on Thursday. It took place as they were on the way to extort money from a businessman.
A stunned Cachar district administration discussed the situation prevailing in the Bhuvan Valley Tea Garden after reports of starvation deaths.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked additional Chief Secretary P K Choudhury to to conduct an inquiry into the alleged starvation deaths. Joint Director from health department Dr Bijoylakshmi Das who visited the affected tea garden said in the meeting that mostly aged people have died and many residents of the garden were suffering from malnutrition.
The garden administration refused to divulge the name of the owners of the estate and the Additional Chief Secretary issued directives that the names of the owners should be immediately provided.
6 Oct 2008 - 2:11pm | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Based on the scientific hygienist and religious fervour and logical belief and also environment friendly criterion the best Puja Committee of the eight nominees namely Rest Camp Kalibari Durgotsav, Binapani, Nayantar Puja Samity, Lachitnagar Sarvajanin Durgotsav, Guwahati Barwari Puja Committee, Fancy Bazar Puja Samity, Rehabari Bilpar Puja Samity and West Silpukhuri Puja Samity will be presented the one prestigious BIG PUJA AWRD intiated by Big 92.7 FM. This was informed by one of the jury member for BIG Puja Award Anuradha Sharma Pujari in presence of Associate Producer Rupam and Station Director BIG FM Swapon Sinha at a media interaction at Guwahati Press Club. The other jury member are singer Pulok Banerjee who also addressed the media and actor Nishita Goswami
Rupom added that the reason for initiation this award since 2007 are to give the people of Guwahati an opportunity to also express their views about the puja celebrations and the best Puja Pandal in the city according to them and to recognize the efforts of the various Puja Pandals in organizing and presenting a spectacular show and encourage them to do better, on the lines of similar contests held in other metropolitan cities of the country.
BIG Puja Awards are the two different awards namely:BIG Public Choice Award & BIG Jury Award The panel announced the list of the 8 nominated Pujas. The BIG Public Choice Awards will be decided by SMS votes received from the listening public of Guwahati. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Swapan Sinha, Station Head of BIG 92.7 FM, Guwahati said that "It is a great honour for BIG 92.7 FM to join the people of Guwahati in recognizing and celebrating the tradition of Sarvajanin Durga Puja and encouraging the organizers to higher standards of excellence and service. These awards will highlight Durga Puja Celebrations of Guwahati to the rest of the country and make us proud.