The body of Suresh Deshpande,45,deputy manager (production) of the Aurangabad press of the Indian Express Newspapers,was cremated at Vaikunth crematorium on Tuesday. Deshpande passed away on Monday evening after a brief illness.
A large number of his past and present colleagues from The Indian Express and Loksatta family were present at the funeral besides his close friends and family members.
Paying tributes to Suresh on behalf of his colleagues,Loksatta editor Mukund Sangoram said,Suresh was a perfect gentleman. Due to his friendly approach,he was popular with the staff of Loksatta-Indian Express. He had worked his way up through hard work and honesty. We have lost a valuable colleague, he said.
Suresh is survived by his wife,mother,daughter and two brothers.