Senior journalist Dileep Padgaonkar passes away

Dileep Padgaonkar began his career in journalism at the age of 24 and joined Times of India as its Paris correspondent

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 25, 2016 6:38 pm
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Senior journalist Dileep Padgaonkar passed away on Friday morning in Pune. The veteran journalist was 72 years old. He was a former editor of the The Times of India. He began his career in journalism at the age of 24 and joined Times of India as its Paris correspondent after receiving a doctorate in humanities from the Sorbonne in June 1968.

He served as its editor for six years from 1988. From 1978 to 1986, he worked with UNESCO in Bangkok and Paris. Recently he was among the Kashmir introlocutors appointed by the UPA.

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Demise of the renowned journalist was mourned by many on Twitter. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted out for the late journalist. “Very saddened by passing away of dear friend, veteran journalist Dileep Padgaonkar. Condolences to the family. RIP @dpadgaonkar,” he tweeted.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also tweeted out mourning his demise. “Sad to know about the passing away of Dileep Padgaonkar, one of the most well known editor of our time. #RIP,” he tweeted.

Founder editor of the online news website The Wire Sidharth Vardarajan said it was a “terrible loss, feel gutted.” “Just heard that my friend and former editor, Dileep Padgaonkar, passed away in Pune. Terrible loss, feel gutted,” he said on Twitter. Sidharth Vardarajan

Rajdeep Sardesai too hailed him as “a man of culture and intellect.” “My first editor Dileep Padgaonkar, a man of culture and intellect, someone who encouraged young talent, has passed away,” he tweeted.

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    chattoo
    Nov 25, 2016 at 10:33 am
    some people write comments on the lines of paid news..It appears that they are on the job to attack certain people , not the argument, in the vilest of language , who are supposed to be opposing a certain line of action and thought. This is a very low grade activity. The comments space is to air your original views, express your anger , frustration , disagreements in a civil manner, not in a abusive manner more suited to stunted societies as against such a civilized ones as ours.
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      Sewali Choudhury
      Nov 25, 2016 at 8:39 am
      Sad to hear about ping away of Mr Dileep Padgaonkar. Always remember his editorials in Times of India . Later his comments in various newspapers/magazines. May God bless his soul and give strength o family to bear the loss.
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        Gora Chatterjee
        Nov 25, 2016 at 8:22 am
        But our Government didnot bother to go through the Report submitted by Mr. Dilip Padgaonkar.
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          Gora Chatterjee
          Nov 25, 2016 at 8:20 am
          Mr.Dilip Padgaonkar who ped away at Pune, was really a man of culture.He worked very hard to find out the reasons behind Kashmiri Youth's resentment as a member of a Govt. appointed Team.I mourn the loss of this independent minded former Editor of Times Of India.
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            Damaru Prasad
            Nov 25, 2016 at 11:16 am
            Never mind his worldview which of course was very unhealthy, he was a good writer in English. He was an exemplar of who can write flawless English yet not have good things to say. He was one of those who went around hi family tree for life of comfort and ease. May be he was lately trying to cultivate contacts in Modi regime. Death proves its a great leveller of all time.
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              Dayanand
              Nov 25, 2016 at 12:43 pm
              MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE IN STAN. GRAVE YARD/. WE DONT WANT JOURNALIST WHO ARE NAMAK HARAM.- DALALI . HE DONE GOOD JOB FOR CONGRES AND STAN , NOT TO INDIA AND HINDUS OR ANY INDIANS.
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                dskygirl
                Nov 25, 2016 at 9:38 am
                Can fence sitting be a profession?
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                  Nov 25, 2016 at 9:28 am
                  He should be awarded the highest honour of stan albeit posthumously . lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;At least that would keep alive the hopes of likeminded living souls Mani sankar,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;sagarika, teesta, owaissy bros, pappu ra ga and his mentor Diggy, etc etc
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