Arindam Sengupta, managing editor of ‘Times of India’, passes away1 min read . Updated: 28 Jan 2016, 02:04 PM IST
Noted journalist Arindam Sengupta lost his battle against cancer and passed away early on Thursday morning
New Delhi: Noted journalist Arindam Sengupta lost his battle against cancer and passed away early on Thursday morning. In his 33-year-old career in journalism, Sengupta worked with publications like Probe and Pioneer before joining the Times Group where he worked in senior editorial positions at the Economic Times and subsequently the Times of India.
After graduating from St. Stephens College in Delhi and doing his masters from the Delhi University, he taught briefly before turning to journalism. Well known for his writings on politics and international affairs, Sengupta was recently redesignated managing editor following leadership changes in the paper.
As soon as news of his sad demise came, tributes poured in from across the board as colleagues and political leaders who had interacted with him over the years paid homage to a fine journalist and a gentleman.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday, “An accomplished editor who was widely admired, Arindam Sengupta impacted many lives through journalism. Pained by his demise. RIP."
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “Sad to hear the demise of Sh Arindam Sen Gupta, Managing Editor, TOI. He was a great human being n a journo. May his soul rest in peace." Union finance minister Arun Jaitley also tweeted “Arindam Sengupta’s passing away is as great loss to Journalism. A complete professional and a perfect gentleman."
Rahul Joshi, former editor of Economic Times and current CEO-news and group editor-in-chief at Reliance Industries-controlled Network18 Media and Investments Ltd said: “Arindam was a people’s person and a very popular leader. I took over from him as resident editor of Economic Times in Delhi in 2004 when he moved to The Times of India. It was difficult to step into those shoes."