Historian Ambika Charan Choudhury dies in accident
Gossaigaon: Historian, educationist, writer, social activist and guardian-like figure of the Koch-Rajbonshis, Ambika Charan Choudhury, died in a road accident at Tetulguri-Kamakhyaguri in West Bengal on Sunday. According to report, Choudhury along with Koch-Rajbonshi Sahitya Sabha general secretary Kamal Barman, Kamaleswar Barman, Atul Kashyap and his driver Sanjib Choudhury was heading to Jalpaiguri in his Alto car to participate in a programme organized by the Koch-Rajbonshi Sahitya Sabha when his car collided with a bus. Though all of them were immediately rushed to the Alipurduar Civil Hospital, he was declared dead and others were shifted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri. It is to be noted that Choudhury was the person who placed the demand of ST Status for Koch-Rajbonshis before the Centre in 1958. He has left behind many books to his credit.