Dhemaji, August 18, 2019:
Eminent Assam educationalist, author, and administrator Tabu Taid passed away on August 17 at the age 77. He was reportedly suffering from old age-related health ailments.
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Born on August 1, 1942 in Ghunasuti Ayengia, a small Mishing village in present-day Lakhimpur district in Assam, Taid would go on to join Cotton College as a lecturer in the Department of English.
During his distinguished career, Taid also served as the director of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Secondary Education, Higher Education and was also the Chairman of Board of Secondary Education (SEBA). Taid also served as the chairman of State Selection Board (SSB), higher education.
Taid, who played a major role in the promotion and preservation of the Mising language, also compiled the first dictionary in the language (Mising Gompir Kumsun). The mortal remains of Taid were flown to Lakhimpur by helicopter, and his last rites are being performed at the Ghunamuthi High School playground.
His body is being kept till 3 pm so that people can pay their last respects, after which it will be cremated with state honours.
Some of the pre-eminent personalities of Assam, such as Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, have reached to pay their last respects to the noted litterateur.
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