Senior journalist Lambok Thabah no more, CM offers condolences

Shillong, Sept. 22: Lambok Thabah, senior journalist and editor of Khasi daily newspaper, U Nongsaiñ Hima,  passed away on Tuesday morning . He was 52.

Thabah’s sudden demise shocked Media fraternity in Shillong. He was also known for this activeness in Shillong Press Club activities.

Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma has expressed grief over the death of Senior journalist, Lambok Thabah . In his condolence message, the chief minister expressed sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family. He prayed that the departed soul may rest in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

Meanwhile, the Shillong Press Club held a Condolence meet at its premises to mourn the death of its member. Many recalled the vast contributions that Bah Lam has made in the field of journalism especially in the vernacular press. The members also stood in silence for 2 minutes to pay their respects to the departed soul.

Lambok Thabah one of the iconic personality among the journalists and politicians, known for his example of being perfect journalist.

Thabah started his career in journalism as a reporter of the Khasi daily Rupang in 1993.

In 2003, he took over as an Editor of U Nongsaiñ Hima. He had also worked with The Shillong Times for a brief period.

As an editor, Thabah was outstanding performer and known for his  hard working and honesty. Recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award instituted by the Indian Express Group in 2014.

The Meghalaya Editor and Publisher Association (MEPA) is deeply saddened with the shocking demise of veteran journalist and editor of Nongsaiñ Hima Lambok Thabah who passed on Tuesday morning, September 22, 2020.

Lambok has served the media fraternity in different capacities and he will be remembered for constantly championing access to information, media freedom and freedom of expression.

A condolence meeting of MEPA was held during the afternoon to condole the demise of the veteran journalist who is also the executive member of the association.

President of MEPA Monarch Shabong expressed his deep shock over the death of the veteran journalist and described it as great loss to journalistic fraternity.

He was not only a dedicated journalist but also a humble personality who always encouraged younger talents to excel in their journalistic career, he noted.

General Secretary of MEPA John Wilson Thabah recalled his association with Lambok Thabah and said his contribution to journalism in various capacities would always be remembered.

The members of MEPA and a number of journalists also shared their association with the veteran journalist.