Eminent entrepreneur and tea planter from Assam – Mahadeo Jalan is no more. 

Jalan passed away at a private hospital in Assam’s Dibrugarh on Friday morning at around 4:55am. 

Jalan was 86 years old at the time of his demise. 

He had devoted his entire life towards tea plantation and welfare of the tea tribe community in Assam. 

Also read: Assam: ONGC’s crude oil pipeline bursts in Sivasagar, damages bighas of agricultural land 

He was instrumental in bridging the gap between the government, the workers and the tea garden managements.  

Jalan was also a philanthropist and had donated lands for iconic locations in Dibrugarh such as the Jagannath temple, AMCH, the indoor and outdoor sport stadiums, the Murleidhor Jalan bus stand, various Naamghars among others. 

Mahadeo Jalan was very much respected by politicians, who often sought his advice and suggestions.  

Also read: Meghalaya under Centre’s scanner for setting up weighbridges along NH-6 ‘without’ permission

Mahadeo Jalan was born in Asam’s Tinsukia district on November 24, 1935. 

He had spent most of his life in Dibrugarh and then in Kolkata.  

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com