GUWAHATI: Renowned academician Professor Emeritus Amaresh Datta breathed his last at his Dibrugarh residence in upper Assam on Thursday. He died at the age of 102.
The eminent scholar taught English literature at Gauhati University.
He was awarded Krishna Kanta Handiqui National award 2018 instituted by Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University.
Expressing his grief over the demise of Prof. Datta, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the demise of Professor Emeritus Dr Amaresh Datta, a stalwart of modern education in India and a renowned scholar of the region. His contribution towards enriching english literature in the nation is immense. My heartfelt condolences to his family & friends.”