JFA expresses grief over the death of journalist Prakash Kr Jha

Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses sorrows because of the death of senior scribe Prakash Kr on August 1st 2020 at Guwahati medical college hospital. He was Born in Bihar and started his profession in the media with the Patna based independent nationalist English daily Indian Nation (now defunct), Jha also worked for Hindi daily Sanmarg for its Kolkata edition.

Later he moved to Guwahati to work for Hindi daily Uttarkal. Jha also worked for two prominent Hindi dailies Purbanchal Prahari and Dainik Purboday. He was proficient in translation from English to Hindi language. Jha was 64. He left behind his wife and three daughters with a host of well-wishers.

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Prakash Kr Jha becomes the tenth Assam based media persons who died in the Covid-19 lockdown period. Earlier the printer-publisher of Asomiya Khabar (Rantu Das) died on 3 July, who incidentally became the first victim of novel corona virus infection in northeast India, said JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria, adding that Assam also lost Ripul Kalita, Manik Sarma, Pijush Kanti Das, Mozahedul Haque, Padmeswar Chitrakar, Bhaskar Dutta, Pranjal Hazarika and Dimpi Kashyap during the pandemic.

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Nava Thakuria is a Guwahati (North East India) based journalist, who contributes to News Hour and various other media outlets. He writes over various socio-political and environmental issues of North East India along with Bangladesh, Burma, Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal. One of his areas of interest is also the media and its development.
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