Senior journalist Bhupen Bargohain passes away.
GUWAHATI (Oct, 2014)
Bhupen Bargohain, Deputy Editor of the city-based Assamese daily,
Asomiya Pratidin, died at a city hospital around 9 pm yesterday. He
was admitted to the hospital following some cardiology-related problems
on Sunday. He was 64.
Bargohain, known for his outspokenness, was a committed socialist in his early life and was associated with the Socialist Movement of the State and worked with noted socialist leaders like former Chief Minister late Golap Barbara and late Nibaran Bora.
He worked for several dailies and periodicals like Natun Dainik, Janakranti and the Bangla Dainik Jugasankha among others.
Bargohain was elected the president of the Assam Union of Working Journalists for the term, 2001-2004. He was an elected member of the national council of the Indian Federation of Working Journalists for the term, 2013-15.
He leaves behind his wife and two daughters. His last rites were performed at the Navagraha cremation ground here today in the presence of well-known media personalities and people from all walks of life.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has mourned the death of Bargohain and extended his heartfelt sympathies to the members of his bereaved family.
Courtesy: by VOA Team.