Shillong (Meghalaya) , Nov 6 : Veteran Meghalaya photo-journalist Walton Jyrwa Lytan passed away here on Tuesday after battling with cancer for past one year .
Walton was 52.
He started his career in photo -journalist way back in the late 80s with the language daily Pateng Mynta . He was also the founding general secretary of the Hill Farmer’s Union,
He was associated with several publications, both in local and regional and national English dailies.
The Shillong Press Club of which he was an active member has condoled Walton’s death.
In a statement the SPC said : “Lytan was popular with everyone for the fact that though he was simple and appeared demure, never once did he shirk away from discharging his professional duties,” .
His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1 o’clock at his residence in Nongthymmai , here.