We will miss Colin

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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.

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