A senior journalist of Assam, Padmeswar Chitrakar, died in a private hospital in Guwahati on Wednesday.
Chitrakar, who earlier served as the chief reporter at Dainandin Barta and associated with News Time Assam, was born at Simaluguri in Sivasagar district to late Kanak Chitrakar.
Chitrakar started his career in the media in 1980 after joining Amar Pragati, a weekly.
In 1984, he joined Hindi weekly Jagrit.
In 1991, he started publishing Saptahik Krishak Bandhu, a weekly.
After that Chitrakar worked with Assamese daily newspapers like Aji, Dainik Janasadharan, Gana Adhikar, Dainik Pratibedan.
He later joined Dainandin Barta where he served as the chief reporter.
Chitrakar edited Charaideo Ek Aitihaxik Dalil, the souvenir of Sadou Asom Khudra Batari Kakat Santha (All Assam Small Newspapers’ Union) which was published in the 770th annual conference of Chaolung Sukapha.
Chitrakar is survived by his wife, Bina Chitrakar and son Sailen Chitrakar.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has condoled the demise of Chitrakar.
In his condolence message, Sonowal said: “Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of senior journalist Padmeshwar Chitrakar. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of senior journalist Padmeshwar Chitrakar. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) May 6, 2020
Dispur Press Club has also condoled the demise of Chitrakar.