ImphaL, June 10: The All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) has mourned the death to staff reporter Thangjam Yaiphaba of Naharolgee Thoudang who died of a cardiac arrest on the wee hours of Tuesday. Members of AMJWU’s standing committee paid their last respects to the deceased at its premises on Tuesday.
Thirty seven-year-old Yaiphaba, son of late Shamu Mangang of Khurai Thangjam Leikai, who was staying at the quarter of T farm was immediately rushed to JNIMS Hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest at around 10 pm on Monday but was declared death at around 1:00 am on Tuesday. Yaiphaba is survived by his son and daughter.
The dead body of Yaiphaba was brought to Manipur Press Club on Tuesday from the Hospital and members of AMJWU’s standing committee paid their last respects and offered him floral tributes. Prominent politicians N Biren and Kh Joykishan, Parliamentary Secretararies K Meghachandra and M Prithiviraj, Manipur Olympic Association president Bijoy Koijam, AMWJU president W Shyamjai and Yaiphaba’s colleagues from the field of journalism offered floral tributes to the deceased scribe.
Heingang MLA N Biren said that the conditions of journalists are getting worse due to over load of work which have affected their health. He suggested and appealed to the media fraternity to have routine health check-ups.