Pragjyotish Barta,Guwahati, 28 Septemberঃঃ Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses its profound grief over the untimely demise of news presenter and announcer Golap Saikia to the novel corona virus infection aggravated ailments. Saikia(52), who worked as a casual newsreader in All India Radio Guwahati, was feeling unwell for some days and later hospitalized, where tested positive for Covid-19. The soft-spoken gentleman breathed his last on 26 September 2020 in the hospital.
Hailed from Khutikotia of Nagaon locality in central Assam, Saikia used to present news bulletins in AIR Nagaon, Guwahati Doordarshan along with private satellite news channels like DY365, NewsLive, PrimeNews, etc. Saikia, who was also associated with various cultural activities, left his wife, a minor daughter and a host of relatives and well-wishers.