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Senior journalist Hiten Mahanta no more

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GUWAHATI, Aug 29 - Senior journalist Hiten Mahanta passed away at the GNRC Hospitals here this morning.

Mahanta had suffered multiple head injuries in an accidental fall on August 5 and had been in the hospital since.

Born in 1957, Mahanta did his PU from Cotton College and graduated from Pragjyotish College. He took his Master�s degree in political science from Gauhati University.

Mahanta started his career in journalism in 1984 through Janakranti. Later he shifted to Ajir Asom in 1987 and finally joined Natun Dainik in 1989. He also served as president of the Natun Dainik Employees� Union. He was also associated with the Journalists� Union of Assam, Journalist Action Committee, Journalists� Forum Assam and Guwahati Press Club. He was also the founder president of the All Assam Media Employees� Federation.

People paid their last respects to Mahanta at the Guwahati Press Club today before his last rites were performed at Navagraha. People in large numbers including from the journalist fraternity, attended his funeral.

Mahanta leaves behind his wife and two sons, besides a host of relatives.

Meanwhile, Mahanta�s family and the Guwahati Press Club have thanked the GNRC Hospitals for giving rebate on most of the expenditure of Mahanta�s treatment.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, while condoling Mahanta�s demise, said the State had lost a distinguished journalist and columnist. He said Mahanta�s works would continue to inspire the journalist fraternity.

He also conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family of Mahanta.

Journalists� Association of Assam president Dhirendra Nath Chakravartty and general secretary Bhupen Goswami also mourned Mahanta�s death. �We are shocked at the untimely death of Mahanta. This is an irreparable loss,� the condolence message said.

The Asom Gana Parishad also condoled Mahanta�s death, terming it a great loss.

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Senior journalist Hiten Mahanta no more

GUWAHATI, Aug 29 - Senior journalist Hiten Mahanta passed away at the GNRC Hospitals here this morning.

Mahanta had suffered multiple head injuries in an accidental fall on August 5 and had been in the hospital since.

Born in 1957, Mahanta did his PU from Cotton College and graduated from Pragjyotish College. He took his Master�s degree in political science from Gauhati University.

Mahanta started his career in journalism in 1984 through Janakranti. Later he shifted to Ajir Asom in 1987 and finally joined Natun Dainik in 1989. He also served as president of the Natun Dainik Employees� Union. He was also associated with the Journalists� Union of Assam, Journalist Action Committee, Journalists� Forum Assam and Guwahati Press Club. He was also the founder president of the All Assam Media Employees� Federation.

People paid their last respects to Mahanta at the Guwahati Press Club today before his last rites were performed at Navagraha. People in large numbers including from the journalist fraternity, attended his funeral.

Mahanta leaves behind his wife and two sons, besides a host of relatives.

Meanwhile, Mahanta�s family and the Guwahati Press Club have thanked the GNRC Hospitals for giving rebate on most of the expenditure of Mahanta�s treatment.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, while condoling Mahanta�s demise, said the State had lost a distinguished journalist and columnist. He said Mahanta�s works would continue to inspire the journalist fraternity.

He also conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family of Mahanta.

Journalists� Association of Assam president Dhirendra Nath Chakravartty and general secretary Bhupen Goswami also mourned Mahanta�s death. �We are shocked at the untimely death of Mahanta. This is an irreparable loss,� the condolence message said.

The Asom Gana Parishad also condoled Mahanta�s death, terming it a great loss.