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Senior journalist Ranjit Guru passed away

Bhubaneswar:18/8/19: Senior journalist Ranjit Guru passed away following illness here on Saturday midnight.

He breathed his last at around 12.30 am while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 61.

Guru was admitted to the KIMS hospital on Aug 1 after he suffered an infection. He was put on ventilator after his condition deteriorated.

He had undergone kidney transplant surgery in 2005.

The last rites of Guru will be performed in Sambalpur today, family sources informed.

A rich tribute was paid to departed soul of senior journalist Ranjit Guru at Sambad Bhawan here today.

Entire Sambad Group including Kanak News, Odisha Sun Times and Radio Choklate paid floral tribute to Guru after his body reached the office at around 11.00 am.

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote:

Naveen Patnaik

 @Naveen_Odisha

  ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ସାମ୍ବାଦିକ ତଥା ସ୍ତମ୍ଭକାର ରଣଜିତ ଗୁରୁଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ଖବରକାଗଜରେ ନିଜ ସ୍ତମ୍ଭ ‘ଅପ୍ରସଙ୍ଗ’ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଅନେକ ଗୁରୁତ୍ୱପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ବିଷୟରେ ଆଲୋଚନା କରି ନିଜର ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ପରିଚୟ ସୃଷ୍ଟି କରିଥିଲେ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।

Media fraternity also condoled death of Guru, who was associated with ‘Sambad’ since its inception.

The last rites will be held in Sambalpur today.

Ranjit Guru was Born in Bargarh,  he had started his career as a journalist in Sambalpur after pursuing MA and M.Phil degrees. He joined Sambad in the year 1984 and worked as the Sambalpur district correspondent till 1990. Currently, he was working as the Editor of Sambad’s Editorial page. During his 30 years of journalism career, he had also contributed to the newspapers like ‘Anandabazar Patrika’ and ‘The Asian Age’.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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