Veteran journalist Tribhuvan Nath no more

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Panchkula, Feb 18 (UNI) Veteran journalist Tribhuvan Nath breathed his last at his home here after prolonged illness.

Tribhuvan Nath, 86, is survived by his two daughters.

The former Special Correspondent of The Time of India, Tribhuvan Nath, was a versatile writer with varied interests. He had served The Times of India for more than three decades at various news centres, the last being in Chandigarh.

Mr Tribhuvan Nath, who had worked in Nepal from 1962 to 1971 was known as "hawk" by the journalistic fraternity. His posting in Nepal was cut short by Nepalese government following his despatches on Chinese designs on Indian subcontinent.

However, his interest in Nepal inspired him to co-author a book with Madan Mohan Gupta, a correspondent of the UPI on -- The Yeti Trail--, search for the Abominable snowman.

His book, "Napalese Dilemma" published in 1975 was the run away success and an international best seller.

He also complied a book "Patro ke Ayne Se", comprising letters from his friend and noted Hindi poet, late Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, which he had received from 1940 to 1985.

In the year 1991, Nath was honoured by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for his writings on the freedom struggle of the country.

In a condolence message Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has expressed grief and sorrow on his death and described Nath as a seasoned and fearless journalist who would be long remembered for his objective writings.

Mr Hooda has also conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace.

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