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Media Pioneer Naresh Mohan Passes Away at 82: Remembering His Legacy

Naresh Mohan, a revered media veteran and former President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS), passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. Mohan, whose career in journalism spanned several decades, left an indelible mark on the Indian media landscape.

Reflecting on Mohan’s legacy, Rakesh Sharma, the current President of the Indian Newspaper Society, emphasized the invaluable contributions made by Mohan during his tenure. Under Mohan’s visionary leadership, the Indian Newspaper Society flourished, benefiting immensely from his guidance and strategic insights. Sharma offered sympathies to Mohan’s bereaved family, extending heartfelt condolences and prayers for strength and fortitude during this challenging time.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur also paid his respects to the late media veteran. In a heartfelt post on ‘X’, the Information and Broadcasting Minister expressed his sorrow: “Saddened by the demise of Naresh Mohan ji, a distinguished media personality who, in his career spanning decades, held numerous posts and left an indelible impact through his works and erudition. My deepest condolences to his family members in this hour of grief. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti.”

Vijay Darda, Chairman of Lokmat Media, echoed similar sentiments, acknowledging Mohan’s dedication and impact on the media industry. “Deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Naresh Mohan ji, a distinguished and dedicated personality whose decades-long career left an indelible impact on the media industry. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti,” Darda stated.

According to the official website of INS, Mohan served as the president of the organization in 1990-91. His tenure was marked by significant contributions that helped shape the future of the Indian Newspaper Society. Mohan’s strategic initiatives and commitment to journalistic excellence were pivotal in advancing the society’s mission.

Mohan was in the intensive care unit of a local hospital in New Delhi, where he succumbed to multi-organ failure. His demise was confirmed by The Tribune, one of the several prominent newspapers with which he was associated during his illustrious career. Other notable publications he contributed to include the Hindustan Times and the United News of India, among others.

Mohan’s career was distinguished by his dedication to the field of journalism and his unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of media integrity. His contributions extended beyond editorial roles, as he was instrumental in shaping policies and advocating for the rights and interests of the newspaper industry.

Naresh Mohan’s passing marks the end of an era for the Indian media industry. His legacy will be remembered for his exceptional leadership, his profound impact on the Indian Newspaper Society, and his enduring contributions to journalism. As the media community mourns his loss, they also celebrate the remarkable life and career of a man who dedicated himself to the advancement of truthful and impactful journalism.

Mohan is survived by his family, who, along with the entire media fraternity, are left to mourn the loss of a stalwart whose influence will be felt for years to come.

Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri

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