With the passing away of Bijoy Kumar Bhuyan, I lost a great academic friend of mine. Mr Bhuyan was a unforgetable source of encouragement. I am very upset over his death. He was a genuine lover and patron of historical studies. Whenever I met him, he used to encourage me for further work on Assam. The last time when I visited his home at Guwahati he was not fully well but I never thought he will leave so soon. Here below I am showing one of his mail that that he sent to me.
I am glad to find your interest in Assam History and hope that you continue your interest with research even at Post Doctoral level If the past rich histrory of Assam is not unearthed and brought to the notice of the fellow co8untry men who would do.
You have the copy of Tarikh-e-Aasham, please refer to Appendix-VII second para- quote :
...tjhere will be men all over the world to expound the mysticism of the Sufi poets, or
delineate the scholarly zeal of the Abbasaids, but who will exert the pat history of
Assam except her own childre?
You wanted a copy of Dr Nirode K. Barooah's DAVID SOTT in N E India. Having seen your
interest in the book and Assam history as a token of my appreciation and encouragement to you I have
made a copy of the book for you to keep as gift. Others at JNU can have its access through you if a copy is not in JNU library. Please send your mailing address I shall send it to you. You will be pleased to learn that
Dr Barooah is revising the book , which is expected to be completed by November. Hopefully,
a new edition will be available in near future. Dr Barooah informed me today. By a cc I am informing him also.
When you are next in Guwahati you are welcome to use the collection of Dr Bhuyan at my reidence , it
has all his published books, vast collection ond correspondences, files, records, personal journals, diaries, manuscripts etc.
B K Bhuyan
30 Dr S K Bhuyan Road, Guwahati 781001, +919435043717