Veteran journalist Babulal Sharma dead

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Chandigarh, Nov 6 (UNI) Veteran journalist Babulal Sharma, Consulting Editor of the "Haryana Samvad" and former Editorial head of Hindi daily "Dainik Bhaskar" for Chandigarh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, died in Delhi today after a brief illness.

He was above 60.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, expressing shock and grief over the death of the veteran journalst, said that Babulal Sharma would be long remembered for his thought provoking writings.

Mr Hooda conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul might rest in peace.

A member of Editor's Guild of India, Babulal Sharma had started his career as a lecturer. He worked as Editor of "Maya", the largest selling news magazine of its time, from 1978 to 1999.

He joined Bhaskar group in 1999 as Editor of newly launched Jaipur edition and later on worked as Editor of newly launched Chandigarh edition and thereafter Bhopal edition.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Dharambir Singh, Commissioner -cum-Director Information and Public Relations, K.K.Khandelwal and Media Advisor to Haryana Chief Minister, Sunderpal also mourned his death.

Mr Khandelwal, who is also CEO of "Samvad" a monthly magazine of Haryana Information and Public Relations Department, said that the Samvad Society" had lost a valuable colleague whose contribution would always be appreciated and remembered.

The staff of the Information and Public Relations Department and of "Samvad Society" also condoled his death.

A meeting was held in the premises of the Samvad Society in memory of Babulal Sharma where two-minute silence was also observed.

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