Prominent Tea planter of Assam Mahadeo Jalan died at a private nursing home in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh on Friday at around 4.55 am.
He was 86-years old at the time of his demise. His life was dedicated to tea and the welfare of the tea community at large.
An experienced hand at tea, knowing the ins and outs of the industry he was instrumental in bridging the gap between the government, the workers, and the management.
Jalan was also a philanthropist, and he has most notably donated land for many key iconic locations in Dibrugarh such as the Jagannath temple, AMCH, the indoor and outdoor sports stadiums, for the Murleidhor Jalan bus stand, various naamghars, and many more.
Also as an astute statistician and with a keen interest in politics, Mahadeo Jalan was well-loved by members of all political parties.
Mahadeo Jalan, born in Tinsukia on 24th November 1935, spent most of his life in Dibrugarh and then the later part of his life in Kolkata. Fittingly he was back in Dibrugarh for his last few months, where he spent most of his productive life.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma condoled the death of Mahadeo Jalan. “Saddened by the passing away of prominent tea planter & social worker of Assam Sri Mahadeo Jalan. He died at Dibrugarh in the wee hours of today. Jalan Ji’s contribution to Assam’s economy and society will always be remembered,” he Twitted.