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.
Both the departed soul taught us many thing. The trafgic demise jolted me as I have great affection for both of them. I used to visit Shamshi along with Dr. Alok I could not foreget his generiosty. Mr Alok was great persons and Mr Kanwar rightly explained him.
The second jolt, Himesh Ji, ever laughing man would remain live in our memory. I read most of his article published in Jansata and other vernacular. His special Crockny style of writing fetched attenion of many. Once he had shared his views with me about his Crockny style of writing and said people living in rural areas of England used to speak a speical english which later become famous as Crockny dilects and published on many news paper.
Two souls were great and we never forget them.
The untimely death of Mr. Alok has left me stunned. He was a true friend, philosopher and guide. His affable manners made it easy to strike friend ship with people from all walks of life. A self-made man , who started from a scratch and reached where he did through sheer perseverence and hard work , was simple, suave, very down to earth and carried no airs of an intellectual . There are very few like him.
R I P pal !
The death of Mr. Himesh is another blow to his innumerable admirers. Be it Giriraj, Himprasth, or the Jansatta newspaper, his articles and humorous jottijngs , were eagerly wated for. The Janpaksh magazine carried a column ” Laughing Buddha ” written by him . His ‘ thagde ka ragda ‘ by ‘ thadra ram bakalam khud ‘ is unforgettable !
My humble tributes !
@ Mohan Lal Verma :
I think it should be ‘ cockney ‘ instead of ‘ crockny ‘ !
You are right
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