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Former editor of Tripura’s first Bengali daily passes away

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Agartala:  Former editor of the first Bengali daily newspaper of Tripura, ‘Jagaran’ and freedom fighter Jitendra Chandra Paul passed away at a government medical college here, family sources said on Friday.
Paul, 101, died late last night. He is survived by a son and three daughters.
“He had many old-age ailments including cardiac and urinary problems and was admitted to Tripura Medical College, where he breathed his last on Thursday night”, his son Manas Paul said.
His body was brought to the Agartala Press Club here today where his colleagues and others paid floral tributes to the centurion. The body was consigned to flames at the Battala funeral ground here Friday. He joined India’s freedom struggle in Comilla district now in Bangladesh and was imprisoned for many years.
Paul migrated to Tripura after partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947 and brought out Tripura’s first Bengali daily “Jagaran” in 1954. He also authored as many as 12 books. (PTI)

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