FROM A CORRESPONDENT
LBARI, June 6: Rohini Medhi , senior jourlist and the lbari correspondent of The Sentinel, passed away today at around 9.30 am in his work place at Pachim Baksa Mouza High School at Bangalipara following a stroke.
Medhi , who had gone to school this morning from his Kajipara residence in lbari, was suddenly taken ill in the school while he was in the class room as an invigilator of the unit test examition of the school.
He was immediately admitted to a nearby hospital and after primary treatment he was rushed to United Nursing Home at lbari where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Born in 1955 to Ratneswar Medhi and Rashmipriya Medhi at Sialmari of Tihu , Medhi did his early studies at Tihu , and had his higher education in lbari College and Guwahati University.
After completing his post graduation in English, he took up teaching as his profession besides entering in the field of jourlism.
For several years, he was associated with The Sentinel and now-defunct Assamese daily Ajir Asom. He also edited several books including ‘Shashi Sharma:Jiwan aru Sahitya’ and ‘Govinda Prasad Sharma: Byoktitta aru Sahitya’ besides writing though provoking articles in newspapers and magazines. He also served as the president of All Assam Jourlists’ Union, lbari district Jourlist Union besides the serving as the president of lbari District Xahitya Xabha.
He leaves behind his wife Girija Medhi, two sons—Nipjyoti and Rupjyoti and a host of relatives and well wishers.
Medhi ’s mortal remains was brought to the office premises of lbari District Students’ Union where members of the media fraternity as well as office bearers of local organizations, student leaders and political leaders paid floral tributes to the departed soul.
His last rites were performed at the lbari Public crematorium this afternoon.
Meanwhile, State Revenue Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman , in a press release, expressed his deep shock and profound sorrow at the sudden demise of Medhi.
In a condolence message, Barman said that Medhi had during his long chequered career as a jourlist contributed a lot to the society and the void created by his death will be hard to fill.
Barman conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eterl peace of the departed soul. Meanwhile, various organizations, including AASU and Boroland Jourlists’ Union , have condoled the death of the jourlist.