September 29, 2019 02:07 PM

The cremation will be held tomorrow (September 30, 4pm) at Electric crematorium, Sector 25 in Chandigarh. 

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Eminent  journalist Gobind Thukral (80) passed away here on Sunday. He was the found member and former President of  the Chandigarh Press Club and worked with English and Punjabi Media for over five decades. He was associated the India Today, The Tribune Group, Financial Express ,Hindustan Times for a long time.The cremation will be held on Monday.  

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condoled the death of eminent journalist Gobind Thukral, who died this morning at the age of 80. Thukral, who had been ailing for quite some time, is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. 

 Describing Gobind Thukral as one of north India’s leading journalists, Captain Amarinder said he had contributed immensely to both English vernacular media, particularly during the dark period of militancy, on which he reported fearlessly. As a founder member and also former President of the Chandigarh Press Club, he also gave journalists of the region a platform to connect, the Chief Minister pointed out, extending his sympathies to the bereaved family.  

Media Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Raveen Thukral has also, meanwhile, expressed grief at the demise of Gobind Thukral and offered his deepest condolences to the family in their hour of sorrow. 

Face2News condoles the sad demise of Vetern Journalist and pray to God to grant peace to the departed soul. Several members including Former President of Chandigarh Mr. Sarabjit Singh Pandher, Mr Naveen Grewal, Jaswant Rana,Former Secretary General Nalin Acharya, Secretary General Mr. Saurabh Duggal also condoled the sad demise of Sh. Thukral. Mr. Duggal further said his  extensive reporting on rural India got him the ‘Statesman Rural Reporting Award’ in 1979. He was also a fellow of Indian Institute of Advance Studies, Shimla, where he did an extensive research on: Media’s Symbiotic Relationship with violence, ethnic violence, terrorism and war. He penned a book based on his above research: Trouble Reflections: Reporting Violence.The cremation will be held tomorrow (September 30, 4pm) at Electric crematorium, Sector 25 in Chandigarh. 

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