Barun Dasgupta

Renowned journalist Barun Dasgupta passed away on Sunday morning in a hospital in Kolkata. He was 86.

Dasgupta, who was living alone for the past four to five years after the demise of his poet wife Ruchira Shyam at the journalists’ cooperative housing complex in Salt Lake, was suffering from multiple organ failure.

Barun Dasgupta was brought up at Sodepur’s Gandhi Ashram, which was set up by his elder uncle Satish Dasgupta and his father Kshitish Dasgupta.

He was proficient in Bengali, Assamese, Hindi and English languages.

He worked in many newspapers. He retired as a special correspondent of The Hindu in Guwahati.

As a professional, Dasgupta worked in Patna, New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati.

Dasgupta has been an active member of the Indian Journalists’ Association for many years.

Gauhati Press Club (GPC) has condoled the death of the veteran journalist Barun Dasgupta, who had retired as the principal correspondent of The Hindu in Guwahati.

The senior scribe had reported extensively on various issues of North East including Assam during his career spanning over several decades, GPC said in a statement.

Dasgupta’s passing has left a huge void in journalism, it added.

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