20 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Slain Doordarshan cameraman Achyutananda Sahu was on Monday conferred Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in 'Reporting from Conflict Zones (Broadcast)' category posthumously.
The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards presented by the Indian Express Group was distributed by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Sahu, a native of Bolangir, along with two other security personnel, had been martyred in a Naxal attack at Dantewada on October 30.
He was in Dantewada along with colleague reporter Dhiraj Kumar and lighting assistant Mormukut Sharma to cover Chhattisgarh elections when a group of 200 to 250 Naxals attacked the media and police teams.