GUWAHATI, Jan 12 - Falguni Barman, Senior Sub-editor of The Assam Tribune, passed away at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, at 8-40 am today.
He was 42.
Born on May 3, 1975, Barman joined The Assam Tribune on August 1, 2000. Originally from Tezpur, he later settled at Gandhi Basti in Guwahati. He had his schooling at Tezpur Don Bosco and graduated from Darrang College, Tezpur.
A popular person known for his helpful nature, Barman was associated with various socio-cultural organisations.
He leaves behind his mother, wife and a minor daughter.
His body will be flown in from Hyderabad tomorrow for cremation here.
A condolence meeting held at the Tribune office, presided over by Assam Tribune Employees’ Union (ATEU) vice president Manoranjan Sarker, mourned Barman’s untimely death. ATEU general secretary Dugdharam Kalita explained the objective of the meeting.
Among those who spoke and recollected Barman’s long association with the establishment were PG Baruah, Editor of The Assam Tribune, Devasish Sinha and Tankeswar Kakati. The meeting observed one minute’s silence and conveyed its sympathies to the bereaved family members.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was among those who condoled Barman’s death. Various organisations, including Journalists’ Union of Assam and Journalists’ Association of Assam have also mourned his death.