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Noted journalist Dileep Padgaonkar dies at 72

PM Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among those who condoled Padgaonkar's death.

By: Express News Service | Pune/new Delhi | Published: November 26, 2016 3:09 am

Noted journalist Dileep Padgaonkar died on Friday morning at Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune of multiple organ failure, nearly a week after he was admitted in a critical condition following a heart attack.

Dr Sanjay Pathare, medical director at the hospital, said that his kidneys had failed and he was immediately put on dialysis. Padgaonkar, 72, was a former editor of The Times of India.

Dr Prachee Sathe, chief intensivist at the hospital, said that Padgaonkar was on ventilator support since he was admitted on November 18. “He passed away due to multiple organ failure after the heart attack,” Sathe said.

PM Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among those who condoled Padgaonkar’s death. “Mr. Dileep Padgaonkar was a leading public thinker whose contribution to journalism will always be remembered. Pained by his demise. RIP,” Modi tweeted.

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    cool chilli
    Nov 26, 2016 at 4:36 am
    Rest in Peace Mr Dileep Padgaonkar. lt;br/gt;As The Editor of The Times of India, he opinied that he "....had the second most important job in India...." (after the PM's role). One remembers Mr Padgaonkar as a more middle, more pro-establishment (much like his employer) Journalist. One believes that it was during his stewardship that TOI really cemented its place at the premier Emglish daily. The Indian Express (thanks to its fixation with its anti-establishment stance) let TOI easily occupy the space as the largest English daily.