GUWAHATI, Jan 19 - Senior journalist of Dainik Asam Manabendra Bhattacharyya passed away following an electrocution accident at his home today.
He was 45.
Bhattacharyya who excelled as an actor, was an accomplished short story writer as well. He had three short story collections � Rangeen Saree, Ichha Mrityu and Komalatar Gadya. He acted in a number of stage plays besides acting in several feature films. He earned acclaim as a satirist also. He was associated with many socio-cultural organisations, including Samahar Natya Gosthi.
Born at Borkhala in Nalbari district in 1972, Bhattacharyya did his post-graduation in Statistics from Cotton College. He joined Dainik Asam in 2000. Prior to that he had served in Dainik Agradoot from 1998 to 2000. He was a resident of Basistha Ganesh Nagar.
He leaves behind his mother, wife, and two sons besides a host of relatives.
His last rites will be performed tomorrow.
Various associations and organisations have condoled his death.