Guwahati, June 12: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed profound grief at the sudden demise of Kohima based senior journalist Xavier Rutsa yesterday morning, who suffered a massive stroke after midnight.
Xavier was rushed to the nearby hospital, but the attending doctors declared him brought dead.
Engaged with a national newspaper Xavier (45) was also the President of Kohima Press Club. He was also associated with various social organisations of Nagaland.
The media fraternity along with Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, leader of opposition TR Zeliang among others others expressed grief over his demise.
JFA conveys its deepest condolences to his family and all members of the local press club.
“While mourning Xavier’s untimely demise, let’s learn from the tragedy” said a statement issued by JFA President Rupam Barua and Secretary Nava Thakuria, adding that working journalists should keep aside adequate time for his/her personal health. At least they should go for regular screenings of blood pressure, sugar and weight along with other physical parameters either individually or in community level, it asserted.