Veteran Assamese scribe Prafulla Chandra Barua dies

Last Updated: Mon, May 06, 2013 19:20 hrs

Veteran journalist of Assam Prafulla Chandra Barua died on Monday at a private hospital in Guwahati. He was 75.

The prominent journalist died at around 2:55 pm on Monday.

Barua was undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital for various ailments.

Prafulla Chandra Barua started out as a staff reporter cum sub editor in Natun Asomiya, an assamese daily news paper in 1963 and had wenton to serve as an editor in Janambhumi, Dainik Janambhumi, Dainik Asom, Rongpur, Uddipon.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Agriculture minister Nilamoni Sen Deka, former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, writer Purna Kanta Nath, Assam BJP unit, All Assam Students Union (AASU) and several organizations mourned the death of the journalist and extended their condolence to the bereaved family.

Barua was one of the founder trustees of the Media Trust of Assam.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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