Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has expressed shock over the sudden and untimely demise of senior journalist and Special Correspondent of The Telegraph, Khelen Thokchom.
Soon after he came to know about the sad news, the Chief Minister visited Khelen’s house at Tera Tongbram Leikai in Imphal West District and not only paid floral tribute but also shared grief with the bereaved family.
N Biren said, “I was shocked on hearing the news. I invited Khelen in my office and discussed many issues with him only yesterday.”
The Chief Minister said that Khelen was one of his long-time friends as he also started his career as a journalist.
“With his demise, we have lost a good friend and a very good human being. I express my deepest condolence and share the sorrow of the family”, he said.
Later, the Chief Minister also attended a condolence service held at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, where a large number of people including media persons gathered to pay their last respects to the departed soul.
Forest and Environment Minister Th Shyamkumar also condoled the sudden demise of Khelen Thokchom. The Minister also visited Khelen’s house and shared the sorrow of the bereaved family.