KATHMANDU: Senior journalist and children litterateur Vinaya Kumar Kasajoo passed away on Tuesday afternoon. He was 72.
Kasajoo breathed his last at the Lalitpur-based Nepal Mediciti Hospital at around 2 pm while undergoing treatment for pneumonia. He had served as the first Commissioner for National Information Commission.
Born in 1947, Kasajoo was dedicated to empowering people through communication, information and knowledge.
He was well-known as an author of children’s literature and satirical flash fictions. He had contributed in various fields such as community media, information and communication technology and training journalists.
He had also written dozens of books on children’s literature and other genres of literature in Nepali and English as well.