Ahmedabad: Bipinkumar Shah, nicknamed Bipinkakana and one of the most senior Gujarati journalists reporting in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation for the past five decades, has tragically passed away after a brief illness.
Bipinkaka, a prominent columnist in Gujarati journalism, was established by his columns ‘Vidhansabhaana Dwarethi’ and ‘Shaherni Sargam’ published in Sandesh. Being the most experienced journalist in the corporation, corporators from both the ruling party and the opposition maintained Bipinkaka’s trust and even the mayor from the mayor to municipal commissioners sometimes availed Bipinkaka’s resourcefulness to solve complex issues. He had a great grasp and mastery over the problems of the corporation employees to the problems of the city and many policy matters of the state government. Because, Bipinkaka did basic journalism. For years, Bipinbhai was considered among the studious columnists of Gujarat due to his field reporting and Gandhinagar beat. It was characteristic of his nature that he would share in the happiness and sorrow of any employee of the corporation, from his colony. They help poor and middle class fellows from general treatment to complex surgeries in corporation or civil hospitals. Rather, he would be eager to help everyone. During the Corona period, he helped a number of people and got them treated in the hospital.
With the departure of Bipinkaka, who was a vigilante of Paragju activity and a distinguished personality, the ‘city’s sargam’ has already been heard. An era of senior journalism ‘through the Legislative Assembly’ seems to have come to an end. In the name of his mother, Bipinkaka, who was always enthusiastic about providing cultural entertainment to the young and old, organized a Garba program in Journalist Colony every year and encouraged good artists from Saurashtra and North Gujarat to participate in the Garba. But unfortunately on the eve of Chaitri Navratri he took Jeevanlila Sankeli. With Bipinkaka’s departure, not only his personal family, but Gujarati journalism as a whole has lost a hero. (So. Navagujarat Time)