Shimla (Aug 15): Himachal Journalist Forum has expressed deep grief over the sad demise of veteran journalist Rattan Singh Himesh and Dr TDS Alok, a former journalist and head of department of journalism, and mass communication of Himachal Pradesh University.
In a press statement issued here today, Himachal Journalists Forum president Kanwar Yogendra said that Himesh was one of the pioneer media personalities from the hill state and was well known for his spoof humour and entertaining columns in various newspapers. He had also written scripts for various folk plays of the lower Mahasu region of Himachal.
Dr TDS Alok, a suave and soft spoken person was a committed teacher in the field of journalism and had started his career as a sub-editor and had later worked in various publications. He was known for giving personal assistance to all the newcomers in the field of journalism.
The Forum in its meeting today condoled the demise of both prominent media persons and expressed its’ sympathies to their family members.