Journalist Prafulla Rajguru dead

JORHAT, Mar 27: Veteran journalist and academician Prafulla Rajguru died on Wednesday at a hospital here in Assam, his family said.
He was 82, and is survived by his wife and daughter.
Rajguru’s family members said he was undergoing treatment for a hip injury at the hospital and died during the early hours of Wednesday.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, former chief minister Tarun Gogoi and leader of opposition Debabrata Saikia have mourned the demise of the academician-turned-journalist.
Rajguru had retired as the head of the English department of DCB Girls’ College in Jorhat in 1997.
He had then joined leading Assamese daily, ‘Amar Asom’, as the resident editor of its Jorhat edition, where he served till year 2000.
He was also the founder president of the Jorhat Press Club and was its adviser till his death.
Rajguru authored four books and was a member of several social organisations, like the Asom Sahitya Sabha. (PTI)