AIZAWL: Quite often, we would not have noticed the name Lalbiakthanga Pachuau, he has received the Padma Shri award for the longest working journalist at the age of 94.
It was during the year 2016, he was declared, “oldest working Journalist in the country” by Mizoram’s Information and Public Relations Department and Mizoram Journalist Association (MJA).
According to Lalbiakthanga Pachuau, he was happy to have received the award, which was unexpected, and said, would remain in the field as long as he could. Pachuau received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind during the award ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
He was born in 1927 in Saichal village, in Mizoram, and have joined the AssamAssam Regiment of the British Indian Army in 1945, earning many military medals. He began his journey in journalism, relatively in a small paper Zoram Thupuan in 1953 and then editing his own local daily Zoram Tlangau since 1970.
He had a great passion for journalism during his joining periods of Army life. “I will continue with the profession till I can work,” Pachuau added.