Shillong-based senior journalist Mehraj Sameer Sohliya passed away on Saturday afternoon after a prolonged illness.
He was 46. Sohliya leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
His family members told Northeast Now that the journalist was released from the Nazareth Hospital recently.
He breathed his last at his residence in Shillong on Saturday afternoon.
Sohliya worked with an English daily published from Guwahati and was an active member of the Shillong Press Club.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma condoled the passing away of the scribe.
Chief Minister Sangma extended his deepest sympathies to the bereaved family members of Sohliya.
Journalist fraternity and others have expressed grief over the untimely demise of the journalist of Meghalaya.
Members of Shillong Press Club have also condoled the untimely demise of the senior journalist.