Veteran journalist Tribhuvan Nath passes away

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

Nath, 86, is survived by two daughters.

The former special correspondent of The Times of India, Nath, was a versatile writer with varied interests. He had served the newspaper for more than three decades at various news centres including Chandigarh.

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, ''Nepalese Dilemma'' published in 1975 was an international best seller.

He also compiled 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 him as a 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.

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