Assam: Early television news presenter and prominent journalist

Assam’s first TV news anchor and former Deputy Director of All India Radio (AIR) News and Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) Guwahati – Pratap Bordoloi breathed his last at around 10:35 p.m. Friday at his residence in Guwahati. He was 72 years old.

Born April 1, 1949, Pratap is survived by his wife – Dr. Ruma Bordoloi, a prominent media personality, their son and two daughters.

The Eminent Person’s final rites will take place around noon today at Nabagraha Crematorium at Silpukhuri in Guwahati.

Bordoloi was one of the pioneering figures in the field of media and journalism. He was the first to lend his voice for the dubbing at Guwahati Planetarium.

One of the prominent voices in electronic media, Bordoloi also became the first Assamese newsreader in Doordarshan Kendra, Guwahati.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister of Assam – Himanta Biswa Sarma also expressed his deep condolences for the sudden demise of Bordoloi. Taking to Twitter, Sarma wrote “Deeply saddened by the passing of Pratap Bordoloi, former Deputy Director of AIR News & DDK News, Guwahati. A pioneer in reading Assamese news in DDK, he was a leading voice in the electronic media. My condolences to the bereaved and prayers for the sadgati of the deceased. Om Shanti!”

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