Press Club, Kolkata, deeply mourns the untimely demise of young and dynamic independent TV producer, journalist, playwright, lyricist and active participant of people’s movement, Raja Biswas, who passed away at a Kolkata nursing home yesterday night, i.e., on 30 November 2020.
He was only 45 years old and is survived by his mother and wife.
He suffered successive cerebral attacks a few days before. A large number of his colleagues, friends and followers paid their last respect to their departed associate at his residence today and participated in his last journey.
Raja worked for Akash Bangle, NE Bangla, R-Plus and Ekdin daily. He was actively involved in a Doordarshan Kolkata’s multi episode current affairs programme in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections-2014.
He handled several live sports coverages in Kolkata and other parts of the country.
He also taught video journalism as guest faculty in several institutions including West Bengal State University, Barasat.
He was an established documentary maker and a keenly involved theatre activist.
He spearheaded vibrant cultural outfits as a part of his involvement in people’s movement.
He was known for his leadership qualities among his colleagues, especially the younger ones, his organizing capabilities and especially for his creativity in the TV productions, he was associated with.
He could shoulder great responsibilities in the projects he worked for and also was very popular among his peers.
Press Club, Kolkata pays rich tribute to the departed young and talented creative personality, Raja Biswas, and expresses its condolence to the bereaved family.
Snehasis Sur (President)
Kingshuk Pramanik (Secretary)