Senior journalist Ranjit Guru passes away


Bhubaneswar: Senior journalist Ranjit Guru passed away at a private hospital here on Saturday midnight.

He was undergoing treatment at the KIMS hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 61.

Guru was admitted to the KIMS hospital on Aug 1 after he suffered an infection. He was put on ventilator after his condition deteriorated.

Senior journalist Ranjit Guru had undergone kidney transplant surgery in 2005.

Born in Bargarh, Guru had started his career as a journalist in Sambalpur after pursuing MA and M.Phil degrees. He was working with Odia daily ‘Sambad’ as the Editor of its Editorial Page.

In his three-decade-long journalism career, he was also associated with the leading newspapers like ‘Anandabazar Patrika’ and ‘The Asian Age’.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed their condolences following the death of Guru.