Eminent historian, economist and social scientist Dr Amalendu Guha dies at 91

Eminent historian, economist and social scientist Dr Amalendu Guha died here today following old age ailments, family sources said.

He was 91 and is survived by his wife and eminent writer Anima Guha and a son.

An author who wrote in English, Assamese and Bengali, Guha has several books to his credit including his most acclaimed book Planter Raj to Swaraj.

He was also known for his extensive research related to the socio-economic history of Assam.

Guha, through a registered will in the year 2005, had donated his body to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital for research and pledged his eyes to Shankardev Nethralaya, Guwahati.

The Assam government, in a statement, expressed profound grief on his demise and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.