Senior journalist Nand Kishor Gupta (46) breathed his last at the Mumbai airport around 3.10 pm today (9 June 2016) on his way back to Guwahati. A member of Guwahati Press Club, Gupta was suffering from gallbladder cancer and was referred to the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai for his treatment. He left for Mumbai on June 3 last.
Gupta, who worked with various Hindi dailies including Hindi Sentinel, Pratah Khabar and Purvanchal Prahari, leaves behind his wife, a daughter, a minor son besides a host of relatives. Till the time of his death, Gupta was associated with Purvanchal Prahari as a senior sub editor.
Guwahati Press Club, which appealed for aids to Gupta’s treatment, expressed shock at the untimely demise of Gupta. The press club, while offering gratitude for everyone including Assam CMO who responded to its appeal, now urged the State chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal to kindly sanction an ex-gratia amount for the bereaved family.