HAILAKANDI, Aug 3 � The Cachar district committee of Journalist Federation of Assam has mourned the death of eminent journalist and editor of Dainik Gati Bengali newspaper of Silchar, Jatin Debroy.
In a meeting of the federation held recently in the conference hall of the Cachar Zilla Parishad under the presidentship of its president Chayan Bhattacharjee, all the speakers explained the life and journalistic contribution of late Debroy. It may be mentioned here that late Debroy, a pioneering journalist of Barak Valley and founder editor cum owner of Dainik Gati, died on Saturday due to cancer. He was 69. He leaves behind his wife, two married daughters and a son along with a large number of relatives.
Late Debroy started journalism through establishing weekly newspaper Gati in 1966 leaving the job in NF Railway. Later in 1980, Gati was published as biweekly and finally it become a daily newspaper. Late Debroy was also Silchar correspondent of PTI for a shorter period. He was elected as vice-president of Silchar Press Club twice.
Addressing the meeting, editor of Dainik Samayik Prasanga, Taimur Raja Choudhury said that late Jatin Debroy was an inspiring media personality for the new generation. Explaining his personal experience with late Debroy, Choudhury said that he had exceptional talent of mesmerizing the people through telling stories on different subjects. Due to his talent and sincerity, late Debroy was a successful media person. Choudhury also urged the young journalists to follow the path of late Jatin Debroy.
Editor of Dainik Jugasankha, Arijit Aditya termed him a giant personality and said that he shaped the journalism of Barak Valley in different way. All the speakers highlighted the various contributions of late Debroy. Those who spoke on the occasion included news editor of Dainik Jigasankha, Partha Bhattacharjee, Gautam Prasad Dutta, Piyush Kanti Das, Himangshu Dey among others.