Dibrugarh: Assam on Friday, bid adieu to one of its prominent journalist Pradip Kumar Gogoi who breathed his last at the age of 53.
He passed away at the Shristi Nursing Home in Dibrugarh after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
The body of the deceased was then taken to his ancestral home in Tingrai Chariali of Duliajan where a mood of doom and gloom prevailed.
Several prominent personalities — including the local MLA Teros Gowalla — went to pay their last respects to the deceased soul.
Several prominent regional organizations — such as the All Assam Students’ Union, Tai Ahom Students’ Union, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad, All Assam Minority Students’ Union — paid their tribute to Gogoi, who was widely respected in the community.
Over the years, Pradip had become one of the most respected journalists in Upper Assam.
He had held several honorary posts and was also renowned for being an active social worker.
Pradip had worked as a journalist from Duliajan for several prominent news channels like NE TV, DY365, News Time Assam, and Prime News.
He is known for his journey to meet Northeast rebel leaders, including United Liberation Front of Axom (I) supremo Paresh Baruah.
Fellow journalist Rajeev Bhattacharyya, who journeyed with him into the deep jungles of Myanmar to meet the rebels, remembers him as an “upbeat” personality.