Former judge of Gauhati High Court, Justice Arun Chandra Upadhyay passed away at a private hospital in Guwahati on Tuesday.
He breathed his last at around 3.30 am in the wee hours of Tuesday.
He was 69 years old at the time of his demise.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters and host of relatives.
He was the youngest grandson of freedom fighter and founder president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) and brother of former Tezpur MP Swarup Upadhyay.
Justice Upadhyay joined the bar in 1976.
He practiced mainly in the Gauhati High Court and the district courts in Kamrup.
He was holding the post of secretary, Judicial Department of the Assam government at the time of his appointment as additional judge of the Gauhati High Court in December, 2008.
In 2011, he was appointed permanent judge of Gauhati High Court.
Mourning his death, Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangha (BhaGoYuP) president Nanda Kirati Dewan said, “Today we lost an elder who served judiciary and contributed to the community and society.”
“Its an irreparable loss to the legal and judicial fraternity of Assam. May the departed soul rest in peace,” Dewan added.
He further said, “Justice Upadhyay was a fountain head of knowledge and always a source of inspiration for legal and judicial fratenity with in the community.”
He was a well wisher of Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh since its inception.
Assam state Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh (BGP) president Prakash Dahal and general secretary Bimal Pradhan in a joint statement condoled the death of Justice Upadhyay and said the ‘Gorkha community lost a flag bearer son of soil today’.
Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh also mourned the sudden and untimely demise of Justice Upadhyay.
Late Justice Arun Chandra Upadhyay was born in the year 1951 at Mazgoan, Behali in Sonitpur district of Assam to Tanka Nath Upadhyay, eldest son of freedom fighter and founder president APCC, Chabilal Upadhyay.
He completed B.Sc from Darrang College, Tezpur and did his LLB from Guwahati.