Assam, 12th November: Eminent Assamese painter and cartoonist, Trailokya Dutta has passed away at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital in Guwahati.

90-year-old breathed his last on Wednesday night at the hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for old-age ailments.

Trailokya Dutta artist began his career in 1952 in Guwahati and joined the Assam Tribune Group in 1964.

He gained popularity for his cartoon titled “Kahundi” published in the Dainik Asom. He has been conferred the Bishnu Rabha Award, Sonit Konwar Gajen Award, and the Swabhab Shilpi Amulya Kakati Memorial Award for his immense contributions.

The artist hailed from Ratanpur Village in Barpeta district. He also has to his credit a magazine, Shristi, which is being published since 1975.