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Noted journalist & author Sumar Sing Sawian no more

Shillong, Apr 8: Veteran journalist and author Sumar Sing Sawian passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness.

Sawian was associated with the Khasi newspaper Aphira for a long time. He was also a regular writer for local newspapers. Sawian was also credited for translating Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali to Khasi language.

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Sawian was the bureau chief of PTI here and was associated with All India Radio and Doordarshan, Shillong.

The octogenarian author was the receiver of U Tirot Sing Award for his contributions to art and literature.

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