Vice President condoles the passing away of Shri Dileep Padgaonkar

New Delhi
November 25, 2016

I am deeply saddened to learn of the sad demise of eminent journalist Shri Dileep Padgaonkar. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

A humanist and a tireless advocate of public causes, Shri Padgaonkar was a cherished colleague of mine on the National Minorities Commission. His passing away is a personal loss even as the nation has lost a brilliant editor and a voice for the marginalized.

I pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul.