Bhaskar National Group Editor Kalpesh Yagnik passes away

Had suffered a heart attack at his office in Indore on Thursday night

Indore: Kalpesh Yagnik, 55, National Group Editor of Dainik Bhaskar passed away here at around 2.00 am on Friday. Yagnik suffered a heart attack when he was working at his office at around 10.30 pm on Thursday. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital. But his condition did not improve. According to the doctors, he suffered another heart attack while under treatment, which proved fatal.

Yagnik leaves behind his mother Pratibha, wife Bharati, daughters Sherna and Shaurya and brothers Neeraj and Anurag.

‘Asambhav Ke Viruddh’

Kalpesh Yagnik interviews bollywood star Aamir Khan (file photo)

Born on June 21, 1963, Yagnik was associated with the Dainik Bhaskar Group since 1998. Before that, he worked for English daily Free Press Journal. He was known for his sharp pen and his objective writings. He wrote prolifically on current national and international issues – whether social, political or economic. An excellent orator, Yagnik’s column ‘Asambhav Ke Viruddh’ published in Dainik Bhaskar on Saturdays was keenly awaited by the readers.

Yagnik’s last journey began from his residence at 66, Saket Nagar, Indore at 11 am on Friday. He was cremated at the Tilak Nagar Muktidham. His younger brother Neeraj Yagnik lit the funeral pyre.

Tributes pour in

Among others, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhararaje Scindia, Haryana chief minister Manoharlal Khattar, Chhattisgarh chief minister Dr Raman Singh, UP deputy chief minister Keshavprasad Maurya, BJP chief Amit Shah, former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, former MP chief minister Digvijay Singh, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai  have expressed grief over the demise of Yagnik, describing him as a fearless and objective journalist.

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