COVID-19 claims life of another journalist in Manipur

Saikhom Santikumar of 'Ireibak; is the second journalist from Manipur who succumbed to COVID-19.


Yet another journalist from Manipur, Saikhom Shantikumar succumbed to COVID-19 on Sunday morning. He was 51.

Shantikumar died at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, also known as PGI Hospital, after undergoing a prolonged treatment.

Hailing from Wangkhei Thokpam Leikai, Imphal East, Shantikumar had been serving as a sub-editor in a local daily Ireibak and was a member of the All Manipur Working Journalists'Union Union. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Santikumar is the second journalist from Manipur who succumbed to COVID-19. On May 30, former AMWJU president S Hemant died of COVID-19.

 

First Published:June 6, 2021, 6:18 p.m.

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