All India radio, Kohima has mourned the demise of Ashim Roy, a retired senior producer of AIR, Kohima and a pioneer of the station. Roy passed away on July 3 at his residence in Kohima Village.
He was 89. Late Ashim joined AIR, Kohima during its inception in the early sixties when there was political unrest in Nagaland and also at a time when the state was undergoing the peak of insurgency. Roy, who was associated in the production of various programmes, is known for his contribution towards the setting up of the local farm and home programme also popularly known as ‘Bostimanu programme’.
AIR, Kohima acknowledged his contribution for bringing the station to its present status. He was also instrumental in setting up of AIR Silchar. Roy, during his career, also worked as a special correspondent with the national daily, the Statesman.
He is survived by two sons and five grand children.
The deputy director general of AIR and Doordarshan, North eastern region, V. Sekhose, and the station director of AIR, Kohima N. Nakhro have conveyed condolence to the bereaved family members of late Ashim Roy.