New Delhi, Sept 24 : Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting P. R. Dasmunsi has condoled the death of veteran journalist and Editor-in-Chief of 'Sanmarg' Ram Awtar Gupta.
He said, "In his death, we have lost an accomplished and prolific writer who had dedicated his entire life for the cause of journalism and maintained the highest journalistic ethics in his writing."
The Minister added that Gupta's death is an irreparable loss to all of us in general and to the media fraternity in particular. The nation will always remember him for his contribution in the field of journalistic writing for which he was conferred upon the 'Matushree' award and also for his yeoman service for communal peace between Hindus and Muslims.
Dasmunsi said besides, his journalistic contributions, Gupta will also be remembered for his social service.
Gupta, who died on Tuesday at the age of 85 after brief illness, is survived by his wife Savitri Devu Gupta and his grandson Vivek Gupta, managing director of Sanmarg, a Hindi daily.
Gupta was the president of INS Kolkata chapter.