New Delhi [India], September 2 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed her condolences on the demise of former Rajya Sabha MP and veteran journalist Chandan Mitra.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “Saddened by the demise of Shri Chandan Mitra. He will be remembered for his contribution to the world of journalism and politics. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.” Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also recalled the senior journalist and expressed concerns for his family during this hour of sadness.
“Dr. Chandan Mitra was known for his deep knowledge, sharp writings, and contributions towards journalism and politics. Deeply anguished by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and admirers in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti,” Rajnath tweeted.
Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry as well as Consumer Affairs & Food, also recalled the works of late Chandan Mitra. While praying for the strength of his family, he tweeted, “Deeply saddened at the passing away of former Rajya Sabha MP and senior journalist Shri Chandan Mitra Ji. His contributions to the field of media and politics will be long remembered. May God give his family the strength to overcome this loss. Om Shanti!”
The Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, and Petroleum & Natural Gas said in a tweet, “Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of senior journalist & former parliamentarian Dr Chandan Mitra Ji. He will be deeply missed by his friends & admirers. I offer my sincerest condolences to his family.”
Chandan Mitra passed away last night in Delhi. Mitra was an Indian journalist, former editor, and managing director of The Pioneer newspaper in Delhi.
President Kovind condoles demise of former MP, senior journalist Chandan Mitra
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday expressed condolences on the demise of former MP and veteran journalist Chandan Mitra and said that his demise leaves a void in Indian journalism.
The President said that his stint as a parliamentarian added to his reputation. In a tweet, the President wrote, “Shri Chandan Mitra was an outstanding journalist and his stint as a parliamentarian added to his reputation. His understanding of Hindi heartland and its history was profound. His demise leaves a void in Indian journalism. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”
Bharatiya Janata Party National President Jagat Prakash Nadda also felt pained on his demise and said that he will be remembered for his distinguished career in the field of media and service for people.
“Pained to learn about the demise of former MP and senior journalist Shri Chandan Mitra Ji. He will be remembered for his distinguished career in the field of media and service for people. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of grief. Om Shanti,” tweeted Nadda.
Mitra was elected in the Rajya Sabha, as a Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Madhya Pradesh in June 2010.
Former Rajya Sabha MP and senior journalist Chandan Mitra passed away late last night in Delhi, confirmed his son Kushan Mitra. Mitra was an Indian journalist, former editor and managing director of The Pioneer newspaper in Delhi.