By A Correspondent
Veteran journalist Avadh Kumar Jha passed away on Friday at his son’s house in Oman. He was 95, informed his son S S Jha. Though he was a native of Bhagalpur, a district of Bihar, he spent most of his life in Patna.
He was the last editor of India’s one of the old newspapers- Aryavart, daily which is however now not in print and circulation.
The editor AK Jha left behind himself a family four sons working in different sectors including media. Jha, who started as a correspondent for 35 rupees monthly, remained associated with journalism for 72 years. In the meantime, he also wrote many books.
AK Jha was not only a journalist but a great social worker, social thinker and prolific writer. He was contemporary of former Prime Minister late Atal Vihari Vajpayee and got an opportunity to work with him.
Dr Birbal Jha, chairman of Mithilalok Foundation described AK Jha’s death as a major loss to the world of journalism,