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Journalist Chino Basumatary passes away

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KOKRAJHAR, Dec 29 - Chino Basumatary, veteran journalist and Editor of Bodosa, a daily newspaper published from here, passed away at a private nursing home in Guwahati around 8.58 am today. He was 61.

Basumatary started his career as the Editor of Aronai, a fortnightly newspaper in the Bodo language, in 1986. He was the Editor and proprietor of the Bodosa weekly from 1991 to 2005. After the weekly became a daily newspaper, he had been its Editor from 2006 till his demise.

Basumatary was born in 1953 at Kashikotra in Chirang district and had been associated with journalism throughout his career, editing and publishing newspapers in the Bodo language.

He was also the founder president of the Bodoland Journalists� Association and two-time president of All Assam Small Newspapers� Association. He was also a trustee of Media Trust, Assam, under the aegis of which the Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma Memorial Guest House was set up at Rupnagar in Guwahati.

Various political and non-political organisations and individuals, including the Kokrajhar Press Club and the ABSU, have condoled the death of Basumatary. He leaves behind his wife, son and two daughters.

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Journalist Chino Basumatary passes away

KOKRAJHAR, Dec 29 - Chino Basumatary, veteran journalist and Editor of Bodosa, a daily newspaper published from here, passed away at a private nursing home in Guwahati around 8.58 am today. He was 61.

Basumatary started his career as the Editor of Aronai, a fortnightly newspaper in the Bodo language, in 1986. He was the Editor and proprietor of the Bodosa weekly from 1991 to 2005. After the weekly became a daily newspaper, he had been its Editor from 2006 till his demise.

Basumatary was born in 1953 at Kashikotra in Chirang district and had been associated with journalism throughout his career, editing and publishing newspapers in the Bodo language.

He was also the founder president of the Bodoland Journalists� Association and two-time president of All Assam Small Newspapers� Association. He was also a trustee of Media Trust, Assam, under the aegis of which the Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma Memorial Guest House was set up at Rupnagar in Guwahati.

Various political and non-political organisations and individuals, including the Kokrajhar Press Club and the ABSU, have condoled the death of Basumatary. He leaves behind his wife, son and two daughters.