SALYAN: President of Salyan chapter of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Shalik Ram Sharma died this morning. Sharma was 52.

Sharma died in course of treatment at Kathmandu-based Alka Hospital where he was admitted to on May 29 after suffering from blood cancer, family sources said.

Sharma was involved in the journalism sector for last two decades.

Meanwhile, the FNJ Salyan chapter called an emergency meeting after the bad news broke and expressed sorrow over the demise of Sharma.

The FNJ chapter also decided to hold condolence meeting in the district today and not to attend any formal programmes for next 13 days.