The mortal remains of noted columnist, political analyst and author Colonel (Retd) Manoranjan Goswami were consigned to flames in Guwahati today (Nov 10). Late Goswami, father of well-known journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami, had passed away in Mumbai after prolonged illness early Friday morning.
The mortal remains of Col. Goswami were earlier brought to Guwahati this morning accompanied by son Arnab and other family members.
Thousands of people, inclucliding many prominent political leaders and senior journalists and editors along with relatives of the Goswami family, offered their last tributes to the departed soul after the mortal remains were taken to their Lal Ganesh residence.
Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Assam Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, AASU adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyaa along with several other eminent personalities paid their tributes to the departed soul and offered condolences to the bereaved family members.
The last rites were performed at Bhootnath crematorium later in the afternoon.