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TOI�s senior scribe hurt in �accident� dies at city hospital

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - Noted environmental reporter Naresh Mitra, who had been working with The Times of India (North-east edition) as its Special Correspondent, passed away this morning.

He was 46 and had been undergoing treatment at the Nemcare Hospitals since November 22. According to the attending doctors in the hospital, Mitra breathed his last at 5.45 am.

Mitra had met with a mysterious accident in the city on November 22 night while he � an avid cyclist � was returning home on his bicycle around 10.30 pm. He was found in an unconscious condition in Rupnagar area. He received major injuries to the left side of his head and was in the ICU.

An acclaimed environmental and wildlife reporter, Mitra wrote substantially and incisively on those issues of the State and the North East, drawing attention of the public and policymakers alike. Also an avid wildlife photographer, he was an authority on the NE�s avian life.

His last rites were performed at the Bhootnath crematorium in the evening. Before that, his body was taken to the Guwahati Press Club where the Press fraternity paid their homage to the departed journalist.

He leaves behind his wife and a six-year-old daughter, besides a host of relatives.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary were among those who condoled Mitra�s death.

The Assam Photojournalist Association while mourning the untimely demise of Mitra, said his contribution and feelings towards the NE�s wildlife conservation and environment reporting had set a benchmark that would always be remembered by all. The State Bjp also has condoled his death.

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TOI�s senior scribe hurt in �accident� dies at city hospital

GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - Noted environmental reporter Naresh Mitra, who had been working with The Times of India (North-east edition) as its Special Correspondent, passed away this morning.

He was 46 and had been undergoing treatment at the Nemcare Hospitals since November 22. According to the attending doctors in the hospital, Mitra breathed his last at 5.45 am.

Mitra had met with a mysterious accident in the city on November 22 night while he � an avid cyclist � was returning home on his bicycle around 10.30 pm. He was found in an unconscious condition in Rupnagar area. He received major injuries to the left side of his head and was in the ICU.

An acclaimed environmental and wildlife reporter, Mitra wrote substantially and incisively on those issues of the State and the North East, drawing attention of the public and policymakers alike. Also an avid wildlife photographer, he was an authority on the NE�s avian life.

His last rites were performed at the Bhootnath crematorium in the evening. Before that, his body was taken to the Guwahati Press Club where the Press fraternity paid their homage to the departed journalist.

He leaves behind his wife and a six-year-old daughter, besides a host of relatives.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary were among those who condoled Mitra�s death.

The Assam Photojournalist Association while mourning the untimely demise of Mitra, said his contribution and feelings towards the NE�s wildlife conservation and environment reporting had set a benchmark that would always be remembered by all. The State Bjp also has condoled his death.