Published on November 12, 2020 | News Source: Janambhumi News Desk
Guwahati, Nov 12: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses profound grief over the demise of northeast India’s well known cartoonist and illustrator Trailokya Dutta who breathed his last on Wednesday night after suffering from old-age ailments for a while.
Dutta (90) is recognized as one of the pioneer political cartoonists of the region and he used to work for many newspapers as a professional cartoonist. Hailed from Ratanpur village of Bajali area Dutta was honoured with a number of awards in memories of Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha, Sonit Konwar Gajen Baruah, Amulya Kakati, etc. He was also awarded with the artiste’s pension from Assam government.
The forum also mourned the demise of Barak based senior journalist, author and social worker Sanat Kumar Koiri on Wednesday morning. Koiri (65) was suffering from life threatening diseases for nearly three years. He used to work for Silchar based newspapers and also led the press club there, said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.
Meanwhile, the JFA expressed concern over a mysterious road accident that finally killed a television journalist based out of Kakopathar of eastern Assam. Parag Bhuyan (55), associated with PratidinTime news channel was undergoing treatment in Dibrugarh after the accident, where he finally succumbed to injuries this morning.