Bid­ding farewell to a tal­ented young jour­nal­ist

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - OBITUARIES -

IT IS with a sense of pro­found shock and sad­ness that POST has learnt of the death of tal­ented writer, jour­nal­ist and colum­nist Colin Roop­narain, 34, who died on Thurs­day af­ter a short illness.

The ver­sa­tile writer worked for many pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Weekend Ar­gus’s sis­ter newspaper the Sun­day Tri­bune and The Mer­cury.

Roop­narain was the co-or­di­na­tor of the Tri­bune’s Sun­day Magazine and was a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to The Good Weekend.

His POST col­umn, The Fence, was very pop­u­lar, with a unique and witty take on all as­pects of life.

His in­tri­cate web of words im­pressed many read­ers.

Roop­narain’s pas­sion was entertainment and cre­ative writ­ing, hav­ing in­ter­viewed over the past decade nu­mer­ous celebri­ties and pro­mot­ing the lo­cal arts scene.

POST Ed­i­tor Krisendra Bisetty said that while Colin was at the pa­per for a short time, he 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 al­ways will­ing to take on new chal­lenges, not let­ting any­thing get in the way.”

Colin’s fu­neral ser­vice was set to take place yes­ter­day at the Peace­vale Bap­tist Church, Peace­vale, Dundee, KwaZulu-Na­tal. – Weekend Ar­gus Reporter

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