Mail News Service
Jamshedpur: Chairman of Jamshedpur Transport Welfare Association and state vice president of Adhyatmik Uththan Mandal Dipendra Nath Mallick popularly known as Dipu Mallick passed away at the Apollo Hospital in Kolkata at 10 am on Thursday. He was 68 years old and is survived by his wife, a son and daughter. He was a resident of Sonari West Layout. His funeral will take place in Varanasi with full religious rites. Subhasish Ghosh, Anil Singh, BB Roy, Samir and other prominent persons will attend his funeral.
Dipu Mallick had returned from Bengaluru after treatment for asthma. In Kolkata he was deducted suffering from coronavirus infection. He recovered from the corona bout and was continuing treatment at Apollo Hospital where he died.
Dipu Mallick apart from being a transporter was a businessman and he owned a hotel on the national highway and other businesses. He was also very religious and was a trustee of Shankracharya Swarupanand Saraswati’s several organizations. Whenever Jagatguru Shankracharya came to the city, he stayed in Dipu Mallick’s residence. Dipu was his devotee and very close to the Jagatguru.
On receiving news of Dipendra Nath Mallick’s death, the members of Transporters’ Association and other transporters closed their offices as a mark of respect for him. They went to express their condolence to the bereaved family at the Sonari residence and at Bistupur where his elder brother lives.
The Association’s general secretary Akhilesh Dubey and spokesman Sanjay Kumar Rai while expressing their shock and sorrow over Mallick’s demise announced that a condolence meeting will be held on Friday, September 25 at the Association’s Golmuri office at 4 pm. All members and transporters have been urged to shut their offices and attended the condolence meeting.
Among those who went to express their condolences to Dipu Mallick’s bereaved family were SK Singh, Akhilesh Yadav, Akhilesh Dubey, Sanjay Kumar Rai, Shyam Sunder Singh, Suresh Pandey, MM Pandey, Niju Agrawal, Uttam Agrawal, Rakesh Singh, DK Roy and Rahul Jadhav. The Association members said that Dipu Mallick’s death was an irreparable loss for the Transport fraternity of the city.