Shillong Press Club mourns demise of senior journalist

“In his passing away, the club has lost a father figure, a loyal friend, a humble colleague and a sincere mentor”

The Shillong Press Club has expressed its deep shock, pain and utter despair on Tuesday at the sudden demise of one of its oldest and strongest members, Lambok Thabah, Editor of U Nongsaiň Hima.

“(L) Bah Lam, as he was fondly known to all of his colleagues and friends, was a stalwart of a journalist who never once tried to grab any limelight or attract any self glory through his quiet working style. In fact, very few knew of his being awarded the prestigious Ram Nath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award instituted by the Indian Express Group in 2014 for his breakthrough reporting on the gross PDS anomalies in Meghalaya,” the president of the Shillong Press Club (SPC), David O Laitphlang said.

The club said that not only was he a great and efficient editor for over a quarter of a century, (L) Bah Lam’s unflinching quality of leading his team from the front whether it be in the field or in the desk has won him much admiration not only from his colleagues but other working journalists as well especially the younger ones.

“He was always a quiet man, kind soul but would never tolerate any nonsense come what may. These perhaps were his most endearing qualities that would always be etched in our memories,” the club general secretary, Powell Sohkhlet said.

“He will always be remembered for his unique talent of gathering information from a host of networks that he had cultivated over his long journey in journalism while sticking to his principle of maintaining confidentiality always”, a press release issued by the the club said while adding that he has always been a huge inspiration to his fellow journalists and a pillar of strength for the Shillong Press Club always contributing with worthwhile suggestions for its betterment and overall development.

“In his passing away, the club has lost a father figure, a loyal friend, a humble colleague and a sincere mentor,” Laitphlang said while adding, “Rest in everlasting peace dearest Bah Lam, safe in the hands of your Maker.”

The Shillong Press Club has also extended its deepest sympathies all his bereaved loved ones.


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