Shrestha appointed editor-in-chief of Gorkhapatra Daily
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, July 13:Shreeom Shrestha has been appointed Acting Editor-in-Chief of the Gorkhapatra Daily effective from Friday.
Shrestha, who joined the national daily as a sub-editor in February 1992, had been serving as the editor of Madhuparka, a literary monthly magazine of the Gorkhaptra Corporation, prior to his appointment as the chief editor of the daily.
Shrestha was appointed to the post according to a decision taken by the management of the Gorkhaptra Corporation on Thursday.
He was appointed to the post on the basis of seniority. He is the senior-most among the executive editors working in the corporation in Nepali journalism. He had also served as Managing Editor of the Gorkhapatra from December 2015 to December 2016.
Shrestha, who is known as Shreeom Rodan in the literary field, is also a noted writer and playwright. He has a dozen books to his credit while he has edited 13 books. He is also a drama actor and has also done roles for the small screen.
Shrestha assumes office from Friday. He succeeds Nirmal Kumar Acharya, who takes retirement on Friday.