The Meghalaya unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a right-wing students’ organisation, had condoled the death of PB Acharya, who served as Governor at one time or another of five North East states.
Acharya was Governor of Manipur, Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura at different points, some overlapping as he held additional charge.
An ABVP release today called him a “great visionary who was always ahead of times when it came to ideas, a true people’s Governor.”
He was possibly the most well-known individual in the region, it added.
As a former ABVP national president, Acharya was credited for being instrumental in starting the organisation’s Students’ Experience in Inter-state Living (SEIL) exchange programme.
Acharya was born in Udupi, in what is now Karnataka, in 1931 during British rule and died at his birthplace today. He was 92.