GUWAHATI, May 7 - Veteran journalist of the State Suresh Chandra Borthakur, who once served The Assam Tribune as the Halem correspondent, is critically ill and undergoing treatment in the ICU at Dispur Polyclinic since Tuesday. The octogenarian was undergoing treatment at the JK Hospital of Biswanath Chariali
for the past one week, following which he was reffered to Guwahati for better treatment. Various organisations, including journalist bodies, while praying for Borthakur�s early recovery have urged the government and charity organisations to extend help to the ailing journalist, who suffered a massive loss to his properties in a devastating fire at his Halem Amtolabori residence three months back.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister�s Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami has reportedly been requested to apprise the Chief Minister about the need to extend financial help to the journalist.