Manipur mourns death of literary figure

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Imphal, June 9 (UNI) The literary societies of Manipur today mourned the death of renowned writer R K Shitoljit, who breathed his last yesterday at his Keishamthong, Imphal residence.

He was 95 and is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Naharol Sahitya Premee Samiti president L Joychandra said a meeting was held in his memory and two-minute silence was observed.

A renowned journalist, Mr Shitoljit had a large numbers of books to his credit.

He worked as Correspondent for the Amrita Bazar Patrika, Statesman and Associated Press of India.

He was the third person to pen a novel in the state and is known as the father of the short story in Manipur.

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