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Veteran journalist, writer Baban Prasad Mishra no more

Raipur Senior journalist and writer Baban Prasad Mishra passed away here this evening. He was 78.

While participating in a panel discussion at a literary programme at Vrundavan Hall here, Mishra suddenly complained of ill-health and was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared dead upon arrival.

Mishra is survived by wife, three sons and two daughters.

His last rites would be performed tomorrow afternoon.

Born in Balaghat district in 1938, Mishra started his journalistic career in 1962 and was editor of ‘Yugdharma’ and a Hindi daily ‘Navbharat’.

Chief Minister Raman Singh condoled the death of Mishra.