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Reading Marwein, owner & publisher of first Khasi daily ‘Mawphor’, dies at 72

SHILLONG: Reading Marwein, the publisher and owner of the first Khasi daily Mawphor and English daily Highland Post,  passed away Thursday. He was 72.

Marwein was born on May 22, 1949, at Mawlangwir in Mawkyrwat, the headquarters of South West Khasi Hills district.

He established ‘Mawphor’ on July 1, 1989, as a four-page daily while the Highland Post, an English daily, was launched in 2013.

The who’s who of the state — including CM Conrad K Sangma, power minister James, Jowai MLA Wailadmiki Shylla — have condoled Marweiñ’s demise.

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“Saddened by the demise of Bah Reading Marwein, publisher & owner of Mawphor and Highland Post- Meghalaya’s reputed Khasi and English daily newspapers. He was a pioneer that shaped professional journalism in Khasi Hills. My condolences to his family, friends and dear ones,” CM Sangma posted on his personal Twitter.

Condoling Marwein’s demise, James Sangma tweeted: “My deepest condolences on the passing away of Bah Reading Marwein, owner & publisher of Mawphor & Highland Post. He was a humble entrepreneur who set up a venture that helped to shape Khasi journalism in the State. My condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.”

Jowai MLA Wailadmiki Shylla tweeted: “Saddened to learn the demise of the owner & publisher of Mawphor and Highland Post, Bah Reading Marweiñ. His contribution towards Khasi journalism in the state is par excellence. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

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