Shillong, Aug 6: Senior journalist Syndor Sing Syiem passed away on Friday after a brief illness at NEIGRIHMS.
He was 67.
Syiem, who was lovingly known as Paiem, grew up in Jaiaw and did his schooling at Mawkhar Christian School before pursuing his higher studies at Cotton College, Guwahati.
Syiem had worked in the Indian Railways in various capacities and was also president of the Indian National Youth Congress (Shillong City).
He joined U Pyrta U Riewlum in 1986 and continued till 1989. He then took over as editor of U Nongsaiñ Hima from 1992 when it became a daily till 2003.
He later joined Peitngor as its editor.
The Shillong Press Club expressed grief over his demise and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.
He was the former president of the Club.