GUWAHATI, April 27: The media fraternity on Friday paid heartfelt tributes to senior scribe Simanta Bhagawati, who passed away last Saturday (April 21). A popular media columnist in The Assam Tribune and also a popular tennis player Simanta, 53, faced a massive stroke while playing in a court and later breathed his last in a city hospital.
The speakers in the meeting, organised by Journalist Forum Assam at Guwahati Press Club, remembered Simanta as a dedicated journalist with full of humour. A jolly personality till his last moments, Simanta left behind his wife, daughter with a host of relatives and well-wishers.
Speaking briefly daughter Ananya Simanta termed his father as a unique individual and best friend to her. His uncle Robin Borthakur remembered Simanta as a devoted journalist and a warm family member. Elder brother Santanu Bhagawati, sister Manashi Bhagawati Khaund with other relatives like Mala Sharma, Roman Sarma, Binu Bhagawati, Ratna Rani Kalita, Aditya Bhagawati etc were also present on the occasion.
Journalists Rupam Barua, Ranen Kumar Goswami, Nava Thakuria with Jagadindra Raichoudhury, Ranjan Barua etc also mourned the untimely demise of Simanta in the meeting, prior to which the participants offered floral tributes to the departed soul.