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JFA Mourns Demise Of Senior Journalist Mahesh Chandra Medhi
Guwahati, Nov 19 (TNA) The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) on Thursday condoled the death of city based senior photo journalist and author Mahesh Chandra Medhi (75), who breathed his last on November 18 after suffering from heart-related ailments for some years. He has left behind wife, one son, one daughter with a host of relatives and well-wishers.
Medhi, who was honoured by the State government on National Press Day 2020, initially worked for popular Assamese newspaper Neelachal, English daily News Star, Assam Tribune, etc. Later he edited Alok, an Assamese news magazine inspired by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology and lately owned & edited Rongili Barta weekly.
As a photojournalist, Medhi extensively covered the historic Assam agitation (1979 to 1985). Hailed from Bamundi in Sualkuchi locality of central Assam, Medhi served RSS for many years as a Pracharak in undivided Kamrup district. He was the lone representative from Assam in Nagpur when Bharatiya Janata Party was born in 1980 out of broader alliance Janata Party originated with Akhil Bharatiya Jana Sangh (1951 to 1977).