Assamese editor Khiren Roy passes away

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Guwahati, Mar 13 (ANI): The Journalist's Action Committee and the Journalists' Forum, Assam mourned the death of Dr. Khiren Roy, a veteran journalist of Assam.

Dr. Roy, who was working as the Chief Editor of Assamese daily 'Asomiya Khobor', passed away on March 11 following a cardiac failure.

Died at the age of 68, Dr. Roy left behind his wife Gayatri Roy and two daughters Arupa and Antara.

Before serving the mainstream Assamese daily, Dr. Roy worked as a Deputy Editor of 'The Assam Tribune', where he started his career as a staff reporter. He was also the editor of 'The Northeast Times' and 'Meghalaya Guardian'.

Born at Matia, a remote village of Goalpara district, Dr. Roy completed his M.A. in English and later received his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Guwahati University.

He also participated in higher journalism courses offered by the Press Institute of India and the Thomson Foundation, U.K. (ANI)

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