J N Raina passes away
Srinagar, Oct 23: Former Bureau Chief of United News of India (UNI) Mumbai and Kashmir J N Raina died after a brief illness at Pune in Maharashtra on Sunday morning.
He was 75 and is survived by his wife Dulari Raina, three sons, daughters-in-laws and grand children.
Born on November 2, 1936 at Sirnoo in south
Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Raina worked as investigator in planning department after completing his Masters.
He joined Kashmir Post as a sub-editor in 1962. Later he worked as sub-editor for "Caravan" Delhi, editor Voice of Kashmir and finally UNI in 1968 as sub-editor at Delhi.
He also worked in UNI Ahmedabad for a brief period before his transfer to Kashmir.
Raina became Bureau Chief in Kashmir in 1980's before he went to Jammu.
However, he was appointed as Chief of Bureau Mumbai in 1991 where he retired in 1996.
However, after his retirement he remained associated with the journalism and wrote for many journals and websites.
A condolence meeting was held in the premises of UNI Srinagar, where a large number of local journalists expressed grief over the demise of Raina.
UNI Chief of the Bureau in Kashmir Bashir Ahmad Sofi expressed grief and shock over the demise of Raina.
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