An academician, writer, pastor and bureaucrat Dharani Baruah passed away at Mokokchung March 27. He was 92.
One of the early settlers of Mokokchung town, late Dharani Baruah was eminent personality in town.
In 1941 he started to teach at Government Middle School Mokokchung as assistant teacher. During the World War II in 1944 he served as interpreter to British soldiers. And after his basic education in 1949, he served as Wokha government ME school headmaster. He also served as pastor (1957-58) and deacon (upto1963) at the Ao Baptist Church Mokokchung. Later he joined Fazl Ali College in 1959 and graduated there in 1963.
In his life time he served as principal in Basic Training Centre, Chiechama (1964-65); headmaster govt. high school Sungro; govt. high school Mokokchung (now Mayangnokcha higher secondary school); retired as OSD in the directorate of school education in 1972; he was in-charge of English Service of Mokokchung Town Church (1973-85); secretary, Mokokchung District Pensioners Association (1974-85); joined Gideon’s International of India, Mokokchung in 1975 and was the Chaplain and Bible Secretary till date. He was also pastor in-charge of Nepali Christian Fellowship at Mokokchung (1977-1992). Besides these, he also ran a private school – New Venture School, a school for dropouts. He also started the Church elder’s prayer fellowship and served as the chairman. He joined Nagaland Christian Literature Outreach in 2000 and was the chairman. He leaves behind five sons, one daughter, one son-in-law, four daughters-in-law, 13 grandchildren and one great grandson.
The funeral service of late Dharani Baruah was held here Saturday.