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    ...He was one of those few students who would not cheat in exams, would intently study, and would invariably occupy a seat in the front bench. He would always win prizes in the annual literary competition in college. He came from a poor family. I clearly remember that day. I was sitting on my veranda when Alok walked in; he had come directly from the bus stand. There was a radiance on his face. He had won the second prize in the novels category in an all-Assam literary competition. He was delighted to receive the prize from the famous poet, Navakanta Barua. As I remember, he was then a second-year BA student. Alok later passed his BA with honours in Assamese literature. And one day, he was lost in the crowd of thousands of students. It was the time when ULFA was emerging; a difficult period. The people of Assam were living amid fire. Soon after, the process of surrenders began. ...

    Indian Express on June 25, 2017, 2:09 a.m.