Guwahati, Dec 25: Former Assam Chief Minister and
senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sarat Chandra
Sinha died here today following old age ailments, his family
He was 92 and is survived by his wife, two sons and three
daughters. His eldest son had predeceased him.
Sinha was suffering from fever and was admitted to the
Guwahati Medical College hospital yesterday. After his
condition deteriorated last night, he was shifted to the
intensive care unit where he breathed his last this morning.
A colossus in Assam's political arena, Sinha was the
Congress Chief Minister during emergency. Meghalaya was
carved out of Assam, whose capital was shifted to Guwahati
from Shillong, during his tenure.
Born on January 1, 1914 to a poor farmer's family in
Bhakatpara village of Dhubri district, Sinha received his
early education in the village school.
After completing his middle level education, he joined
high school in Bilasipara, about 25 kms away, a distance he
covered daily on foot.
He completed his graduation from Cotton College in
Guwahati and went to study Law and post-graduation in Benares
After receiving his Law degree, Sinha returned to
Guwahati to practise for a brief period but soon left for
Dhubri to become a teacher and later became the headmaster of
several schools in the district.