Senior journalist Thapa passes away

INARUWA: Senior journalist Dambar Bahadur Thapa has passed away at his residence in Inaruwa-6 of Sunsari this morning. He was 71.

Thapa was suffering from asthma for long.

He was honoured with ‘Srijanshil Journalism Award’ for his free and independent journalism during Panchayat regime.

Also the founder member of Press Club in Biratnagar, he started his career in journalism from ‘Matribhumi’ weekly.

Meanwhile, Sunsari-chapter Federation of Nepali Journalists and Nepal Press Union have expressed their sorrow over the demise of Thapa.