Renowned journalist dies in Assam

Guwahati, June 9 (PTI) Renowned journalist and editor of a leading English daily Gauri Shankar Kalita today died of cardiac arrest in his residence here, his family said.

He was 49 and is survived by his wife and mother.

Kalita, the editor of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya editions of Sentinel, suffered a massive heart attack and died.

He was cremated in the afternoon.

He also authored the book "Janajati Agenda Aru Asomor Bhabisyat" that deals with the influx issue and political empowerment of tribals in Assam.

He was also the editor of a couple of Assamese dailies.