Mangalore, August 30, 2014: Senior Journalist N. R. Ubhaya passed away late Friday night at a private hospital in the city. He was aged 75 years.
In his long journalistic career spanning several decades, Narayana Raghuveera Ubhaya had worked for a several reputed newspapers including Navabharata, Samyuktha Karnataka and Kannadavani. This experience encouraged him to start his own newspaper “Janraj”, which he ran for about ten years. Later he worked as the Mangalore correspondent for UNI news agency. His longest service was for the English newspaper ‘Indian Express’, for which he worked for more than two decades as a reporter from Mangalore until his retirement from service in 2002.
One of the district’s few living old timers in journalism, he was a respected scribe and had worked as a secretary of Dakshina Kannada Working Journalists Association. He was an ex-Senate member of Mangalore University and had worked as counseling member of Dakshina Kannada District Telecom Board, Mangalore.
A resident of Kotekar locality in the city, N. R. Ubhaya was highly religious and was known to be a devotee of many sacred places of the district. He had religiously undertaken annual pilgrimage to Shabrimale Aiyyappa Temple every year for over two decades. In a generous gesture, he had even donated his own land for the construction of Aiyyappa Gudi, where he was serving as a managing trustee.