With profound grief we announce the death of our revered Business Manager- Mr. Fakirdas Sarker, which melancholy event took place on midnight of Thursday the 10th. October last in his own house at Howrah town, He died at the age of 77 years, having retired from the service only a few months ago on a respectable pension. He joined the firm of Messrs M. Bhattacharya & Cos Homoeopathic department (The Economic Pharmacy) as a petty apprentice and served uninterruptedly for 47 years. His honesty, loyaly and untiring labour soon attracted the attention of his appreciative master the late Mr. Mahesh Chandra Bhattacharya who gradually promoted Mr. Sarkar to positions of greater and greater responsibility.
It did not take long for Mr. Sarkar to reach the top of the ladder and become the Manager of the Economic Pharmacy in which post he remained for over quarter of a century conducting its affairs most creditably till the date of his retirement. Unostentatious elements of his personality. His potential popularity become fully visible when at the news of his death the entire medicine market spontaneously closed business for the day as a mark of respect to his memory, and large concourse of doctors, pharmacists, friends and acquaintances, with numerous floral wreaths, gathered at the Nimtala Burning Ghat, Calcutta, where his mortal remains were consigned of fire.
We offer our sincere condolence to his bereaved family.