Shillong, June 12: Senior journalist Sameer Sohliya, fondly known as Bobby, passed away on Saturday.
He was 48 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.
His funeral will be held on Sunday.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, Information and Public Relations Minister James Sangma, Opposition Leader Mukul Sangma, officials, social organisations and individuals have condoled his death.
Meghalaya Editors and Publishers Association (MEPA) and Shillong Press Club, in separate statements, remembered his contribution to journalism.
After completing his master’s degree in history in 1998 from NEHU, Sameer joined All India Radio as a casual reporter. In December 1999, he joined Media Plus news channel as associate editor and later as editor till he joined The Sentinel.
Sameer was a certified defence correspondent.
He was known for asking tough and direct questions and upheld ideals of professional journalism.