Guwahati Anil Baruah Journalist Passes Away, Leaving an Indelible Mark on Assamese Media

Guwahati: Anil Baruah, an esteemed journalist and former editor of Dainik Asom, passed away on November 28 at the age of 84. He breathed his last at Nemcare Hospital in Guwahati around 6:50 PM.

Baruah had been battling a heart ailment and was admitted to Nemcare Hospital in critical condition at 1:44 AM on Tuesday. Despite the medical team’s efforts, he succumbed to his illness later in the day.

Born in 1939, Anil Baruah played a pivotal role in shaping the media landscape of Assam, earning respect and recognition for his contributions to journalism in the state.

The veteran journalist, renowned for his editorial prowess, served as the editor of Dainik Asom, leaving an enduring impact on the Assamese media community. Throughout his career, Baruah remained a stalwart, providing valuable insights and perspectives to the field.

Recipient of several honorary awards, including the Republic Day Journalism Award instituted by the Assam government, Baruah joined Dainik Asom in 1966 and retired as the Editor of the newspaper in 2001.

Guwahati Anil Baruah Journalist Passes Away, Leaving an Indelible Mark on Assamese Media

The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed shock over his demise, highlighting Baruah’s commitment to professional integrity, social causes, and unwavering patriotism. With his passing, Assam has lost a brave editor-journalist, leaving a void in the state’s media fraternity and society at large. Baruah is survived by his wife, three daughters, and numerous well-wishers.

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