Ananda Chandra Dutta, Botanist, Died at 92

Ananda Chandra Dutta\আনন্দ চন্দ্ৰ দত্ত was born on February 8, 1923, in Chekonidhara village of Jorhat and died on January 16, 2016.

He was a plant scientist.

He was an internationally reputed botanist of Assam, India.

Ananda began his career as a teacher in Mariani Middle English High School in 1944-45 and then joined the Tocklai Tea Research Institute in 1947.

He played a major role in the establishment of a tea museum at Jorhat in 1977.

Mr.Dutta has also prepared a list of 10,000 trees for the Tocklai herbarium.

Ananda was awarded Degree of Doctor of Science by Dibrugarh University.

Started his career in 1944-45 as a teacher at Mariani ME School.

Then on February 8, 1947, he joined at Tocklai Experimental Station as Junior Scientific Assistant and retired on 31 March 1983.

In 1986, he was appointed in Assam Agricultural University as Audio Visual Aid Assistant on 1 April 1,1983 & continued till Dec 1986.

Dutta was appointed as the Photographer at Titabor Sericulture farm for one year (1987–88), he established a full-fledged Tea Museum at Tocklai Experimental station.

Then, he was reappointed at Tocklai Experimental Station for one year (1990–91) to prepare the Herbarium Index.

From Aug 1991 to April 1994, he was appointed as Manager of Gymkhana Club, Jorhat.

Ananda Chandra Dutta passed away at 92 yrs old.