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IANS - KOLKATA
Published: 06th February 2014 12:13 AM
Last Updated: 06th February 2014 12:13 AM
Veteran journalist Shankar Prasad Choudhury died at a nursing home here following protracted illness, doctors said. He was 79.Choudhury was suffering from kidney problems, besides other ailments for long, and died following multi-organ failure Monday, doctors said.Choudhury, who chose to join the profession in the late 1960s by giving up a more paying job, was an ace reporter in his time.He retired as chief reporter of the United News of India (UNI), Kolkata bureau in the mid-1990s.His usual beats were politics and police.He was also in the thick of things in the profession during the turbulent times of the Naxalite movement in the 1970s.A former president and secretary of the Kolkata Press Club, Choudhury was a well-connected person, having close links with many politicians, bureaucrats and other eminent people.Choudhury leaves behind his wife.
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