SHILLONG, May 31: Senior Hindi journalist Kishore Kirat passed away on Thursday morning at the B Baruah Cancer Institute, Guwahati after a bout of prolonged illness.
He was 46 and left behind three sons.
Condoling the sudden demise of Kirat, Shillong Press Club (SPC) President David Laitphlang said â€œLate Kishore was a man of principle and his writings were always balanced, as he was non-controversial man who hardly got into any controversy for his writings.â€
Kishor began his tryst with journalism at Purvanchal Prahari and later joined Danik Purvoday two established houses.
His command over the Hindi language was immaculate and people used to approach to correct their scripts. Shillong with very few Hindi writers was indeed lucky to have a person like Kirat and he even contributed to Hindi programmes of the All India Radio, DDK and a Hindi local news channel Net Vision. He had translated many a scripts from English to Hindi and even Khasi to Hindi with his fellow journalists.
A man who was never sighted upset or angry on any issue, he wore a charismatic smile always. Even when he was diagnosed with cancer and he came to Shillong, though he had lost weight yet the smile on his face remained as effervescent as ever.
Though he passed through very bad times both physically and mentally, yet he never gave up and continued to brave all odds with his head held high.
May his soul rest in everlasting peace.