By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 30: Various political parties, organizations and individuals condoled the death of veteran jourlist and Ajir Asom’s founder editor Radhika Mohan Bhagawati. The jourlist passed away in Guwahati hospital on Saturday morning.
In a condolence message, former State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said: “The demise of Bhawagati is not only a loss for in jourlism and literature. His demise is an irreparable loss in social life in the State as well. In his death Assam has lost a ‘banyan tree’ in intellectual and social life.”
In his condolence message, State Fince Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “The demise of Bhagawati is an irreparable loss for the jourlistic fraternity. When viewed from my persol relationship with him, I take his death as my persol loss.”
In a condolence message State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass said: “What Bhagawati contributed to education and jourlism in Assam will be remembered forever. In his stint as a teacher in Soram High School, Guwahati his columns did raise many social issues, leading to social consciousness. His contribution as the editor of various newspapers in the State is an asset for the State. I convey my sympathy to the bereaved family members of the veteran jourlist.” The leaders of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) condoled the death of the veteran jourlist and termed it as an irreparable loss.
AGP president Atul Bora, former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Asom Yuba Parishad condoled the death of Bhagawati and expressed their sympathy to the bereaved family.
The State Committee of the CPI(M) condoled the death of the veteran jourlist. In a message, the party said that Bhagawati was rigid in favour of democratic and secular values. He was in favour free thinking and freedom of expression, the party said.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president and MP Ripun Bora said: “Bhagawati is the Polestar in the sky of jourlists. He was an uncompromising jourlist. His death has put an end to jourlistic eara which he had been leading from the front. His death has created a void in jourlism in the State.”
MP Bhubaneswar Kalita said: “The death of Bhagawati is an irreparable loss for jourlism in Assam.”
AIUDF president and MP Badruddin Ajmal said: “The death of Bhagawati is a great loss for jourlism in Assam. I pray for the eterl peace of his soul.” Jourlists’ Association of Assam (JAA) and tiol Union of Jourlists’ India (NUJI) mourned death the veteran jourlist.
In a condolence message, JAA president Dhirendra th Chakravartty, working president Dalim Phukan and general secretary-cum-NUJI secretary Bhupen Goswami said that the contributions made by Radhika Mohan Bhagawati to Assamese literature and jourlism during his lifetime would always be cherished. Late Bhagawati, they said, is a glaring example of jourlistic excellence immensely enriching the field of jourlism in the state. His death is an irreparable loss to the State’s society. JAA and NUJI also prayed for the eterl peace of the departed soul and extended sympathy to his bereaved family. Bhagawati was an adviser of the JAA. Guwahati Press Club condoled the death of the veteran jourlist. Members of the press club were misty-eyed when the mortal remains of the veteran jourlist taken in front of it. The members of the Press Club, including electronic media jourlists and photojourlists, paid their last respects to the veteran jourlist there.
North East Union of Working Jourlists, Sangbadik Barta Parishad, Asom, Jourlist Forum, Assam, Assam Press Correspondents’ Union (APCU) and others condoled the death of the jourlists.
Sadou Moran Chantra Santha (SMCS), All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) and Soram HS School’s Alumni Association, Ugra Tara Devalaya, Bordeori Samaj also condoled the death of the veteran jourlist. RM Bhagawati was the president of Harendrath Baruah Memorial Trust. In his death, Trust general secretary-cum-Chief Minister’s Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami and Trustee Rajib Prakash Baruah mourned and the termed the death as an irreparable loss.