We will miss Colin
ALENTED writer, journalist and columnist Colin Roopnarain, who wrote the extremely popular The Fence, in POST, passed away on Thursday after a short illness. Colin’s passion was entertainment and creative writing, having interviewed numerous celebrities and promoting the local arts scene over the past decade.
POST Editor Krisendra Bisetty said that while Colin, 34, had been at the paper for a short time, he had made a valuable contribution and would be sorely missed.
“He had a rare talent to both engage and entertain readers at the same time. Colin was also always willing to take on new challenges, not letting anything get in the way,” said Bisetty.
Colin’s funeral took place on Saturday at his hometown of Dundee.
He is survived by his father, Anil, and brother, Jonathan.
POST pays tribute to the fun-loving, helpful and witty personality, by publishing one of his columns (others will be published on our facebook page: POST Newspaper) and a letter recently submitted by a fan of The Fence and more especially, Colin.
His former colleague and friend, Ingrid Shevlin, writes on her personal memories of him and on page 16, we publish a story Colin had submitted before his untimely death.