Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) mourns demise of veteran journalist Bijay Prakash Barua

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JFA mourns demise of veteran journalist Bijay Prakash Barua
JFA mourns demise of veteran journalist Bijay Prakash Barua

JFA mourns demise of veteran journalist Bijay Prakash Barua
by our correspondent

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses its profound grief over the demise of veteran journalist Bijay Prakash Barua, 86, who
breathed his last on 10 August 2020 in the city. The forum terms him as a sincere and honest journalist, who left a government job to join
the media and also excelled in the field of Assamese literature and regional film production-appreciations.

Born in Teok, Barua completed his education from Jorhat in eastern Assam and joined the State fishery department. However, he soon
resigned from the post to start his career in journalism with Natun Asomiya (launched by Neelkamal Bezbaruah). The soft-spoken journalist
was involved with Dainik Janambhumi (launched by Kanak Chandra Sharma) since its early days and later worked for few other newspapers like Nilaachal, Assam Express, Nagarik, Ajir Asom, Saptahik Samannay Barta, etc.

Barua left behind his wife, three sons, and a daughter along with a host of relatives and well-wishers. He will be especially remembered by
the media fraternity for his meticulous reporting over the freedom movement of Bangladesh in 1971 from the soil of the then East
Pakistan, said JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria adding that  he was also among those scribes who comprehend the
Assamese language thoroughly.