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State Condoles Demise of Renowned Journalist Kuldeep Nayyar

State Condoles Demise of Renowned Journalist Kuldeep Nayyar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Aug 2018 10:15 AM GMT

Nayar was a friend in need for Assam: PK Mahanta

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GUWAHATI: Expressing deep condolence over the demise of renowned journalist, author and human rights activist Kuldeep Nayar on Thursday in Delhi, State’s former chief minister and the then leader in front of the Assam Movement Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said that the State has lost a guardian, pathfinder and a friend in need.

Notably, Nayar was one of few leading journalists of the country, who had highlighted Assam Movement at the mainstream during 80s. Remembering the veteran journalist’s participation and valuable suggestions made to the then leaders of the Movement, Mahanta said, “At a time when some of the national media houses drew a misinterpretation on the 6-year long Assam Movement, Nayar tried to understand the backdrop of the Movement besides the sentiments of the leaders and the people of the state from ground realities.” Mahanta added that Nayar maintained a cordial relationship with the people of Assam till the other day of his demise.

Mourning the demise of the veteran journalist, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) will pay a rich tribute to Nayar on Friday across all the districts and sub-divisional units of the Union offices including a tribute in Guwahati. Talking to The Sentinel, AASU chief adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya said, “Nayar rightly justified the objective of the Assam Movement through his writings.”

AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said, “Nayar always guided the AASU in a right path with a right perspective. He could also understand the problems multiplied by illegal migrants in the state.” The duo also remembered the journalist’s participation at the AASU’s Barpeta conference.

It must be mentioned here that Nayar allocated from his MPLAD fund for computer literacy drive in Assam. Moreover, he also provided a sum of Rs 10 lakh to Assam Jatyiya Bidyalay, Noonmati from his MPLAD.

“With his demise, the State has lost a mouthpiece at the national level,” the AASU leaders added.

Assam Governor condoles Kuldip Nayar’s death Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi condoled the death of the veteran journalist, writer Kuldip Nayar.

In a statement made today, the Governor said, “Saddened to learn the passing away of Kuldip Nayar, a frank and fearless journalist and intellectual giant”. His death is a great loss to the nation. During his long career which spanned over many decades, later Nayar scripted several books which hold immense importance for past, present and future generations. His contributions will always be remembered. “I pray to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul”, he added.

He was 95. He is survived by his wife and two sons. His last rites were performed at 1 pm at Lodhi crematorium in Delhi.

CM mourns the demise of veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condoled the demise of veteran journalist, author and human rights activist Kuldip Nayar, who breathed his last in New Delhi today.

In a statement, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “Late Nayar was widely respected for his newspaper columns and his contributions to the field of journalism in the country were invaluable. His writings enlightened the readers on many pertinent issues of our times. His books are great sources of knowledge about the political and social evolution of the country.

Moreover, as a nominated member of the Rajyasabha and High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, he made notable services to the nation”. Chief Minister also termed Nayar’s death as an irreparable loss to the nation and said that he would always be remembered for his contributions to the society.

Chief Minister Sonowal also conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

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At the same time, Assam Gana Parishad President Atul Bora, Working President Keshab Mahanta and AGP MLA Brindaban Goswami who was also one of the prominent leaders of the Assam Movement also mourned the demise of Nayar. Leader of Opposition Debabrath Saikia also mourned the demise.

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