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Veteran Chhattisgarh journalist Govind Lal Vora dies

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Veteran from Chhattisgarh, Govind Vora, died at a hospital in New Delhi, his today said.

He was 86 and is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.

was the younger brother of Rajya Sabha MP and treasurer Motilal and uncle of MLA from Durg constituency Arun

members said that Vora died last nightat hospital in where he was admitted recently after suffering from pneumonia and breathing-related problems.

His final rites was performed here at Marwadi crematorium this evening, they said.

Assembly Gaurishankar Agrawal, and Chhattisgarh-in-charge PL Punia, state Bhupesh Baghel, senior and Congress leaders, journalists and officials were present there.

Vora had a long association with journalism of about six decades and was the of the daily "Amrit Sandesh" for the last 34 years.

and Minister today expressed grief at Voras death.

In his condolence message, Tandon said that Vora had made an invaluable contribution to journalism.

His demise is an irreparable loss to journalism in the state, the said.

Minister Singh said that, in Vora's death, a golden era in journalism had come to an end.

Vora was a simple man and was one of the finest and brightest journalists in the entire state, CM added.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 22:50 IST