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Himachal Journalist Forum and Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of veteran journalist Rattan Singh Himesh.

Written by Express News Service |
August 17, 2011 1:16:39 am

Mediapersons condole demise of 2 journalists

Shimla: Himachal Journalist Forum and Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of veteran journalist Rattan Singh Himesh,87, and T D S Alok,57,a former journalist and head of department of journalism and mass communication at Himachal Pradesh University. In statement a here Kanwar Yogendra,president of the forum said that Himesh was a pioneer in the media sector from the the hill state and was well known for his humorous and entertaining columns in various newspapers. He had also written scripts for various folk plays. Alok,who started his career in the information and public relations department and later shifted to teaching,was ailing for some months. Vice-Chancellor ADN Bajpai also condoled the bereaved families.

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Giving this information Chairman and Managing Director,SJVN,RP Singh said it was perhaps for the first time that the generation at any hydro-power project has exceeded beyond its capacity.

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