Sonitpur district drug inspector and former faculty member of Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (GIPS) Guwahati, Jiban Debnath passed away at his Nagaon home on Thursday.

His demise has been condoled by the GIPS Guwahati family.

The family of Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (GIPS) Guwahati paid their condolences to Jiban Debnath on Friday in the college premises.

“It is unfortunate to hear the untimely and unexpected news about the demise of Jiban Debnath on June 17, 2021 at his home in Nagaon early in the morning,” the GIPS family said in its condolence message.

“Debnath was a wonderful person with absolute substance, sincere behaviour and great personality and has always been a great asset for our organization,” it said.

Debnath, 42, was serving as the drug inspector in Assam’s Sonitpur district until his death.

During his academic tenure, he was one of the most intelligent faculty members in the Department of Pharmacology of GIPS Guwahati.

He served the institute for more than a decade from February 2, 2009 to April 5, 2020 and had been an excellent fellow in both academics as well as administration.

He was one of the main pillars of the institute who had set many examples in terms academic, research and administration.

Debnath was instrumental in setting up the Institutional Pharmacology department, Animal House, Drugs Information Centre, IPR cell etc., and was actively involved in critical decision making thereby playing a major role in many institutional events such as NBA, NIRF, SIRO, PCI, AICTE, etc.

Debnath was an idol and inspiration for many who has known and met him and was equally respected among the students, faculties and the society.

His standards of working was based on high principles of sincerity, honesty, commitment, integrity and transparency and this made him competent in all professional fields.

“In these hard times, he has left us for the heavenly abode,” the condolence message said.

Debnath is survived by his wife and a four-year-old daughter.

“The GIPS family will remain totally indebted to all his contributions towards shaping the quality and standards of the institute. In this difficult time, we firmly stand with his family members and would like to pay our deepest and heartfelt condolence to his departed soul,” it said, adding, “May his beautiful soul rest peacefully in heaven.”

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