Assam’s ‘Kolija Aaita’ no more, breathes her last at GMCH; last rites at Navagraha


Subhadra Devi, also known as ‘Kolija Aaita’ among people across Assam and elsewhere, passed away Thursday morning following age-related ailments. She was 108.

She breathed her last at around 10.30 am today morning in the ICU unit of Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) where she was undergoing treatment for the last 8 days.

“Aaita passed away today leaving all of us in tears. She was undergoing treatment at GMCH for the past 8 days and was in ventilation. But despite best efforts of the doctors and other medical staff, she breathed her last today. We feel as if we are orphans today and the guiding light she was for all of us is now no more,” Utpal Harshavardhan, proprietor of Pramod Talukdar Old Age Home where she was an inmate for many years, told News Live.

Subhadra Devi was a very well-known, revered and respected figure across Assam and also among Assamese people living in other parts of the country and across the globe. She captivated the hearts of thousands of people with her humble and kind approach.

The official page of Pramod Talukdar Old Age Home informed on Facebook, “অৱশেষত কলিজাজনী গ’লগৈ। আমাক সকলোকে এৰি থৈ।”

The cheerful and jolly ‘Aaita’, who brought smiles to everyone she came across, had volunteered to stay at the old age home after her eldest son passed away.

Following her demise, a pall of gloom descended at the old age home.

 Several well-wishers from near and far has condoled the death of the evergreen lady.

The mortal remains of Kolija Aita will be taken to the Pramod Talukdar Old Age Home where people, including other inmates of the old age home, will pay their last respects to the departed soul.