Veteran communist leader and former MLA Bipin Hazarika passed away on Sunday at his residence at Kaliapani in Doomdooma following a massive heart attack.
He was 81 and is survived by two sons and a daughter.
His wife Amiya Hazarika, retired Headmistress of Doomdooma Girls’ High School, predeceased him about a year back.
He was imprisoned for 19 months during Emergency declared in 1975.
He was elected general secretary of the JB College students’ body, Jorhat and there he came in contact with veteran political leaders like Dulal Chandra Barua.
Hazarika was closely associated with the peasant movement of the State and was instrumental in rehabilitating many landless cultivators family in Mechaki Reserved Forest near Kakapathar in 1969.
Similarly, he helped the people of Bijay nagar area in nearby Rupaisiding to get land allotment during late 60s.
He was elected MLA, Sadiya Legislative Assembly Constituency, in 1978 in the Golap Borbora ministry and was a member of the State committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist), besides being the secretary of Kishan Sabha.
As per his wish, his body was donated to Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh through Ellora Bigyan Mancha for medical research and his eyes were also donated to Tinsukia Eye Bank on Sunday.