Guwahati(Assam), Nov 12 : Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed profound grief over the demise of northeast India’s well known cartoonist and illustrator Trailokya Dutta who breathed his last on Wednesday (Nov 11 ) night after suffering from old-age ailments from sometime.
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. Hailing 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 killed a television journalist based in Kakopathar of eastern Assam. Parag Bhuyan (55), who was associated with PratidinTime news channel was undergoing treatment in Dibrugarh after the accident, where he finally succumbed to injuries last night.
State chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has already ordered a probe into the incident. Sonowal also twetted, ‘Saddened to learn about the untimely demise of Parag Bhuyan, a reputed journalist and vice-president of Tinsukia district journalists’ association. My sincere condolences to his bereaved family members & well-wishers.’