Senior journalist Upadhyay no more

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Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki paying final tributes to late senior journalist Maniraj Upadhyay at Pashupati Aryaghat on Thursday, January 12, 2017. RSS

Senior journalist Maniraj Upadhyay died of a heart attack on Wednesday night. He was 94.

Upadhyay also served as former President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists.

Meanwhile, his body was cremated at Pashupati Aryaghat today morning.

A condolence program was also held at the Aryaghat. Speaking at the program, Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki remembered him as a practitioner of awareness and information. He also praised him as having played a role in championing press freedom and independency.

Likewise, Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Kamal Thapa remembered Upadhyay as a one pursuing journalist despite difficulties.

Former President of the FNJ Harihar Birahi said Upadhyay did not compromise on sovereignty and national interest.

Also, FNJ President Dr Mahendra Bista laid the FNJ flag over Upadhyay's body and announced that the FNJ would not hold any formal program for three consecutive days to pay its respect to Upadhyay. RSS


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