Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses profound sorrow at the untimely death of video journalist Ripul Kalita. He was 35 and breathed his last yesterday evening in a city-based hospital in Guwahati. He was suffering from various ailments for some time.
A resident of Geetanagar locality of Guwahati, Ripul was working for satellite news channel Prag News for over a decade as a hardworking camera person. He left behind his parent, three brothers, one sister and a bunch of well-wishers.
“Ripul is the seventh media person, who died untimely during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in Assam,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Baruah and secretary Nava Thakuria adding that earlier the State lost Manik Sarma, Pijush Kanti Das, Mozahedul Haque, Padmeswar Chitrakar, Bhaskar Dutta and Pranjal Hazarika to different ailments.
JFA also urges the media houses within the State to prepare regular health awareness and check up camps for the advantage of their employees. The forum expresses hope that the practicing physicians with other doctors would support the endeavour as as a preventive measure to save precious lives of many media persons in Assam.