ICSSR Chairman B B Kumar Passes Away

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Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), B B Kumar, passed away on Sunday, the council said. Reportedly he had not been keeping well for some time

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New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), B B Kumar, passed away on Sunday, the council said. He had not been keeping well for some time, it said.

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"With profound grief we announce the sad demise of the Chairman of ICSSR, Dr. B B Kumar. The condolence meeting will be held tomorrow (December 9) at 10:15 AM in the conference hall of ICSSR," a tweet by ICSSR, a body under the HRD ministry, said.

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Braj Bihari Kumar was appointed as the chairman of the ICSSR in May 2017.

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Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), too condoled the demise of Kumar.

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"Saddening to know about the demise of @icssr Chairman Dr B B Kumar, a man of many parts, he was an authority on North East India and a thinker-social scientist! In his demise, the nation has lost an erudite academic!" he posted on Twitter.

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