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Lakhimi Borooah, organiser of first chess competition in

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Lakhimi Borooah, organiser of the first chess competition for children in Assam, died today at her Kharghuli residence in She was 82.

Borooah had started the competition in 1988 under the PC Borooah Educational & Charitable Society, family sources said.

The well known 'PC Borooah Chess Academy' which completed 25 years in 2013 was set up by Barooah.

She was also associated with many social organisations such as Indian Women and Child Welfare, District, Eastern Recreation Club and others.

She was the wife of a tea planter, Late Jayanta Kumar Borooah and the elder daughter-in-of P C Borooah, the from to record Assamese song in gramophone record and in the first Assamese movie 'Joymoti'.

She leaves behind two daughters.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 22:40 IST