GUWAHATI- Senior journalist Pushp Paul Singh passed away due to heart-related ailments in Guwahati on Sunday. As per initial reports, the senior journalist was suffering from heart conditions for some time. Last night, at around 1 am, he breathed his last.
P P Singh had been in the field of journalism for over 30 years. He had began his career with The Times Of India in Tripura.
It is a huge loss for the journalism circles and his family and friends and the veteran journalist will be fondly remembered for his contributions to this field.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma condoled the passing away of the veteran journalist on Twitter.
He wrote, “Deeply pained to learn about the demise of veteran journalist Pushp Paul Singh, who was a well known face of media for 3 decades in the North East. I offer my sincere condolences to his aggrieved family & well-wishers. Om Shanti!”
Deeply pained to learn about the demise of veteran journalist Pushp Paul Singh, who was a well known face of media for 3 decades in the North East.
I offer my sincere condolences to his aggrieved family & well-wishers.
Om Shanti! pic.twitter.com/KZgOAmIiSs
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 17, 2023
PP Singh completed his initial education at Government Higher Secondary School, Chandigarh and then pursued graduation in Economics from DAV College, Chandigarh. Shortly after that, he joined the army from where he retired as Captain.
Post his retirement, PP Singh moved to Tripura where he began his journalism career writing for The Indian Express.
In 1992, he moved to Guwahati where he worked as the Chief Reporter of The Northeast Times. From there on he continued to work for the Economic Times, Times of India and BBC.
He also worked in Frontier TV and Seven Sisters Post.
He was married to Carol Singh from Ukhrul district in Manipur. PP Singh also opened up the first news photo agency in the northeast, “Eastern Projection”.
He also edited the first news portal of the northeast with an app, northeastnews.in.
PP Singh has been described as a kind and helpful person who never shied away from lending a helping hand to people. He was the Chairman of the Khalsa Centre Northeast.
Apart from these, PP Singh also repaired several floods affected schools in the Morigaon district and provided 24-hour drinking water points across the city of Guwahati.