Noted Assamese painter and cartoonist, Trailokya Dutta has passed away at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital in Guwahati.
Dutta breathed his last on Wednesday night at the hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for old-age ailments.
The 90-year-old artist began his career in 1952 in Guwahati. He joined the Assam Tribune Group in 1964.
He gained popularity among the public for his box cartoon titled “Kahundi” published in the Dainik Asom.
He has been conferred the Bishnu Rabha Award, Sonit Konwar Gajen Award and the Swabhab Shilpi Amulya Kakati Memorial Award for his immense contributions.
The artist hailed from Ratanpur Village in Bajali in Barpeta district
He also has to his credit a magazine, Shristi, which is being published since 1975.
His last rites were conducted at the Nabagraha crematorium in the city.