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Naresh Chandra Rajkhowa dies of old age

Veteran journalist Naresh Chandra Rajkhowa breathed his last at his residence at Chandmari in Guwahati at around 8.45 am today. He was 87. He left behind his wife Aparajita Rajkhowa, one son and three daughters and a host of relatives.


Born in Phukan Nagar in Sivsagar district of Assam, Rajkhowa started his career as a sub-editor with The Assam Tribune in 1946. Later he joined the Shillong office of The Assam Tribune in 1951. In 1973 Rajkhowa shifted his base to New Delhi and worked in national newspapers like The Statesman, The Hindu and Enadu in various capacities before retiring in 1983. A senior member and well wishers of the Guwahati Press Club, Rajkhowa was also involved with the Press Council of India as a member. Post retirement, Rajkhowa engaged himself in various activities through several socio cultural organizations. He had been awarded and felicitated by several organizations including Journalist Kamala Saikia Memorial Trust and Leo Advertising.

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