Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways & Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday unveiled the busts of two distinguished personalities, Amaresh Datta and Phanindra Nath Ghosh at the India Club and Theatrical Institution in Dibrugarh.

In his speech, Sonowal highlighted the remarkable contributions made by these two eminent personalities. Amaresh Datta (1919-2020) was a shining beacon in the field of education. Regarded as an esteemed scholar, critic, and poet of his time, his intellectual prowess gained recognition from prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Yale and Uppsala Universities. He served as the Head of the Department of English at Gauhati University from 1964 to 1980 and later held the same position at Dibrugarh University from 1980 to 1984. Amaresh Datta’s deep understanding of Shakespearean literature further elevated his scholarly reputation.

Phanindra Nath Ghosh (1896-1956) another luminary of Dibrugarh, achieved renown as a highly respected doctor, dedicated social worker and compassionate philanthropist. Ghosh’s exceptional humility and approachability endeared him to the masses, earning him widespread popularity. His heartfelt commitment to serving the community resonated deeply with people from all walks of life. Additionally, Ghosh held the position of Vice-Chairman of the Dibrugarh Municipal Board in 1935, further exemplifying his dedication to public service.

The bust unveiling ceremony was attended by Union MoS for Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameswar Teli, eminent litterateur and ex-Asom Sahitya Sabha president Nagen Saikia, Assam Medical College, Hospital principal Dr Sanjeeb Kakati, India Club and Theatrical Institution president Saikat Patra among others.


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