30th January 2013, eminent Vaishnavite scholar, educationalist, social reformer, and freedom fighter Pandit Sonaram Chutia passed away because of old-age ailments at Jorhat Medical College Hospital at around 09:30 pm.
The death of Pandit Sonaram Chutia is a big loss to the entire nation, especially to the Vaishnava people and humanity.
The Vaishnava Pandit was 98 and is survived by three sons, four daughters and his grandchildren.
The Jorhat District administration had kept the body of the late Pandit at Jorhat District Sports Association field to enable the people to pay their last respect to their guardian angel- Pandit Sonaram Chutia. His body was brought to the field in a procession.
The demise of the Pandit was mourned by the Government of Assam and many other organizations like Assam Sahitya Sabha, Jorhat Municipality Board, Jorhat District Administration, All Assam Student Union, Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad.
Ajanta Neog, State PWD Minister and Rana Goswami, Jorhat MLA paid floral tribute to the late Pandit on behalf of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on 31st January 2013.
On 1st February 2013, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi paid his tribute to the late Pandit at Jorhat District Sports Association field, and the mortal remains of the Pandit were consigned to flames at Tarajan cremation ground with full State honours.
In his last journey from the Court Field to the crematorium, the Late Vaishnava Pandit was accompanied by
Jorhat MP BK Handique, the MLAs of Teok, Jorhat, Mariani and Dergaon LACs and officials of the Jorhat district administration and many others.