Noted Indian historian Hamlet passed away
Shillong | Tuesday, Jul 24 2012 IST
Eminent Indian historian and Padmashree Dr Hamlet Bareh Ngapkynta passed away early this morning at his residence here in Meghalaya.
He was 91 and is survived by his four children. Dr Hamlet, the first tribal Khasi PhD degree holder, was recently appointed as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh.
He was also a member of Sahitya Akademi and Indian Council of Historical Research. A recipient of the National Fellowship on Statesmanship and awarded the Emeritus Fellowship by the UGC from 1998-2000 on the Economy of Meghalaya, Dr Hamlet was also the editor of District Gazetteers of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland from 1965 to 1976.
He has also had published more than 50 books and his work find mention in Learned Asia Volume I (1992) and Asia Who's Who Volume IV (1989).
Dr Hamlet was also the director of a Khasi feature film - Ka Synjuk Ri ki 30 Syiem - produced by the Khasi Cultural Society in 1981. Dr Hamlet will be laid to rest on July 26 at Church of North India cemetery here. UNI RRK AK sdg2101 NNNN
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