Late journalist Gokarna Gautam to be awarded 'Bijay Babu Memorial Journalism Award' posthumously

Published On: November 27, 2020 06:11 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Late journalist Gokarna Gautam will be posthumously awarded the 'Bijay Babu Memorial Journalism Award'.

During the ninth memorial day of late senior business journalist Bijay Babu Khatri, Nepal Samachar Kendra announced that the award will be posthumously awarded to late Gautam.

The award is named after late senior business journalist Khatri who was killed in a road accident on November 28, 2011.

A selection committee led by Gobinda Acharya, president at the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, decided to posthumously award Gautam with the second Bijay Babu Memorial Journalism Award. The award carries a purse of Rs 34,000.

Gautam, who worked with Kantipur daily, died last Thursday during a brain surgery at Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences at Bansbari. The 31-year-old journalist used to write about arts and literature, and various social issues of common public concerns.  

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