Guwahati, April 27: The media fraternity today paid heartfelt tribute to senior scribe Simanta Bhagawati, who passed away on last Saturday (April 21).
A popular media columnist in The Assam Tribune and also a popular tennis player, Simanta (53) faced a massive stroke while playing at a court and later breathed his last in a city hospital.
The speakers in the meeting, organised by Journalist Forum Assam at Guwahati Press Club, remembered Simanta as a dedicated journalist who was full of humour. A jolly personality till his last moments, Simanta left behind his wife, daughter with a host of relatives and well-wishers.
Speaking briefly, daughter Ananya Simanta termed her father as a unique individual and best friend to her. His uncle Robin Borthakur remembered Simanta as a devoted journalist and a warm family member. Elder brother Santanu Bhagawati, sister Manashi Bhagawati Khaund with other relatives including Mala Sharma, Roman Sarma, Binu Bhagawati, Ratna Rani Kalita, Aditya Bhagawati among others were also present on the occasion.
Journalists Rupam Barua, Ranen Kumar Goswami, Nava Thakuria with Jagadindra Raichoudhury, Ranjan Barua also mourned the untimely demise of Simanta in the meeting, prior to which the participants offered floral tributes to the departed soul.
Team UniTreed offers their tribute to the dedicated journalist.