Veteran journalist Kalpesh Yagnik passes away

Kalpesh Yagnik

Indore, July 13: Veteran journalist and Dainik Bhaskar Group Editor Kalpesh Yagnik passed away at the age of 55, early on Friday in Madhya Pradesh following a heart attack.

According to media reports, Yagnik was working at the newspaper’s Indore office when he suffered a cardiac arrest at 10.30 p.m. on Thursday. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital here.

Yagnik was treated for three hours and was recovering later he suffered another attack and died around 2 a.m..

Born on June 21, 1963,  the veteran journalist was associated with the Bhaskar Group since 1998. He was both an excellent writer and editor who wrote on social issues.

Several politicians and media persons mourned his death while recalling his sharp and unbiased writing style.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said: “I pay my tribute to the courageous journalist Kalpesh Yagnik.”

Congress leader Kamal Nath tweeted: “His courageous and unbiased writing inspired all of us. His death is a big loss to journalism.”



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