Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha dies of cardiac arrest

Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: July 12, 2014 11:53 am | Updated: July 13, 2014 1:50 am

Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha passed away Saturday morning in Gurgaon following a cardiac arrest.

Pocha was Editor-in-Chief when ‘News X’ channel was launched and was currently a senior editorial member of the ITV Group, which controls the channel.

News X journalists said Pocha complained of chest pain at his Gurgaon residence and was rushed to a local hospital where he breathed his last at 4.30 A.M.

He was earlier editor of ‘Business World’ and the China correspondent for the ‘Boston Globe’.

Condoling his demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Pocha will be remembered as a leading voice on TV, print and social media.

“Shocked saddened to hear about Jehangir Pocha’s demise. My condolences to his family in this hour of grief. May his soul rest in peace,” Modi said on twitter.

“His frank and insightful views on issues will be missed,” the Prime Minister further tweeted.

The Broadcast Editors’ Association (BEA), a body which has editors of leading news channels as its members, called Pocha’s demise a big loss to the world of TV journalism.

“BEA condoles the sad demise of senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of News X Jehangir Pocha. It is a big loss to
the world of TV journalism.

“Jehangir was a dear colleague of ours and was a guiding force in BEA’s activities,” said a statement released by BEA
President Shazi Zaman and General Secretary NK Singh.

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