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Arunachal Pradesh Advocate General Nilay Dutta passes away aged 68

Arunachal Pradesh Advocate General Nilay Dutta passed away of a massive heart attack in Karnataka’s Coorg on Sunday. He was 68.

“The renowned advocate had gone to Coorg on Wednesday to celebrate his 46th marriage anniversary. He suffered a massive heart attack around 2.30 AM on Sunday in the resort where his family was staying and he died before reaching the hospital,” a close friend of Dutta said.

As per the family sources, Dutta will be cremated in Bengaluru during the day as his body cannot be brought back to Assam, from where he hailed, for the next three days due to COVID-19 protocols in Karnataka.

Dutta had himself uploaded on Twitter several pictures of his anniversary celebrations with his family and close friends on Friday.

He was one of the most renowned faces of law in the northeasetern India, having argued in Supreme Court.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and APCC president Bhupen Borah, among others, have condoled the death of the legal luminary.

His demise has created a huge void difficult to be filled up. Offer my deepest condolences to his family and well-wishers,” Mr Sarma tweeted.

Union Minister of Shipping, Ports and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal said in a Twitter post, “A scholar with brilliant legal acumen, his death is a huge loss to the fraternity. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju expressed deep sorrow over Dutta’s demise.

Assam Congress chief Bhupen Kumar Borah also took to social media to expressed shock and sorrow over Dutta’s death.

“…one of the renowned cricket umpires, a social worker and thinker. I pray to God for eternal peace of Dutta’s departed soul and my heartfelt condolences to his family in this time of grief,” he said.

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