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Citizens mourn the passing away of journalist , social & cultural activist Raja Biswas

Eastern Times , Kolkata: Press Club, Kolkata and all his well wishers and friends, deeply mourns the untimely demise of young and dynamic independent TV producer, journalist, playwright, lyricist and active participant of people’s movement,, who passed away at a Kolkata nursing home on 30 November 2020.

 

Raja Biswas

 

Press Club, Kolkata and all his well wishers and friends, deeply mourns the untimely demise of young and dynamic independent TV producer, journalist, playwright, lyricist and active participant of people’s movement, Raja Biswas, who passed away at a Kolkata nursing home on 30 November 2020.

He was only 45 years old and is survived by his mother and wife. He suffered successive cerebral attacks a few days ago. A large number of his colleagues, friends and followers paid their last respect to their departed associate at his residence today and participated in his last journey.

Raja worked for Akash Bangle, NE Bangla, R-Plus and Ekdin daily. He was actively involved in Doordarshan Kolkata’s multi episode current affairs programme in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections-2014. He handled several live sports coverages in Kolkata and other parts of the country. He also taught video journalism as guest faculty in several institutions including West Bengal State University, Barasat. He was an established documentary maker and a keenly involved theatre activist. He spearheaded vibrant cultural outfits as a part of his involvement in people’s movement.

However, Raja was known beyond his professional boundaries for his leadership qualities among his colleagues, especially the younger ones, and among people who recently participated in movements against the NRC-CAA legislations as well as during his role in helping people who were hit by the Amphan cyclone earlier this year. His organizing capabilities, especially his creativity in TV productions, stood out in the crowd. He could shoulder great responsibilities in the projects he worked for and also was very popular among his peers.

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