MOGADISHU – Towering figure in Somali media, Mohamed Aden Hersi, also known as Terra has passed way earlier on Thursday in London, colleagues said.
Terra, who has been reporting since 1973 has died of illness into hospital in London, Britain, according to his colleague, Abdinur Sheikh Mohamed.
Mohamed says Terra has been most known for his vital role in retrieving erstwhile archives of Somali media organizations.
Late Mohamed Aden Hersi “Terra” died in the late hours of Thursday morning in a hospital in London. He has been recently sick and was admitted in a hospital in London, where he was confirmed now died. Abdinur Shiekh a prominent BBC journalist and a brother in law of late Mohamed also confirmed Mohamed’s death a post in his Facebook.
Mohamed was one of the most famous Somali journalists in the Somali speaking society and he was among many journalists who joined to Radio Mogadishu in the early 1970s. Mohamed Aden Hersi “Terra” held a number of positions in Mogadishu Radio as the head of radio stations. He was also one of the first team to graduate from the faculty of journalism in the National University of Somalia. In recent years Mohamed was working with the London-based Universal TV
Meanwhile, Somali leaders and media members have paid tribute to late veteran journalist Terra as a foremost professional of his era.
Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire also sent his deepest condolences to his bereaved families.
“Terra left a rich legacy in Somali media industry”, Khaire said.
May Allah rest his soul in Jannah
The Mareeg Online editors and its staff writers have however shared grieve with Somali media workers and the families of the deceased journalist Terra, who died in London.
By Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia