Dipankar Das: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Anjan Dutta passed away today morning at the AIIMS hospital in Delhi following cardiac failure. He was one of the prominent Koch Rajbanshi political leaders of his time.
When the Assam State Transport Corporation was lurking in the darkness, debt ridden and counting its days, Anjan Dutta, took charge as the Transport Minister in 2001, what happened next in years to come should have made its way into history books, lest everything was so simple. He made the Department rise back like a Phoenix.
It was his extra efforts that Assam say the hosting of the 33rd National Games at Guwahati. The story of how he managed the interim amount to be paid to the Indian Olympic Association, from his personal savings, speaks highly about the determination he had.
As a Koch Rajbanshi, he had in him the traits, which other leading Koch Rajbonhshis, like Sjt. Sarat Chandra Sinha, Sjt. Bishnu Ram Medhi share: that purpose is above any thing else.
He has served as MLA from the Amguri Constituency three times. He was the Vice President of Assam Olympic Association, President of Sivsagar District Sports Association besides holding other important posts. He was appointed APCC President on 13 December, 2014 and had been holding the post ever since.
Anjan Dutta represented the voice of the Koch Rajbanshi community in the politics of Assam and he always carried the simplicity of his community along with him. Kamaapur.com pays heartfelt tribute to a Proud Koch-Rajbongshi: Son of Soil, Sjt. Anjan Dutta.
May his soul rest in peace.