GUWAHATI, June 11 - The Journalists� Forum Assam has expressed grief at the sudden demise of Kohima-based senior journalist Xavier Rutsa this morning after suffering a massive stroke past midnight. He was rushed to the nearby hospital, but the attending doctors declared him brought dead.
Engaged with a national newspaper Xavier, 45, was also president of the Kohima Press Club. He was also associated with various social organisations of Nagaland.
�While mourning Xavier�s untimely demise, let�s learn from the tragedy,� said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria adding that the working journalists should keep aside adequate time for his/her personal health. At least they should go for regular screenings of blood pressure, sugar and weight along with other physical parameters either individually or in community level.