By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 27 Dec: Veteran journalist RP Nailwal passed away this morning at his daughter’s residence in Gurugram due to a cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife and daughters. He served in the English daily, Times of India, for a long period. He was also Resident Editor of Times of India’s Ahmedabad edition. Nailwal was a much respected figure in the media and social circles, and had an amiable temperament. He served in Dehradun for a long time before his retirement. He had also worked in Dehradun since the nineties for Times of India. He was a senior member of the Uttaranchal Press Club.
According to the bereaved family, his mortal remains will be brought tomorrow to Haridwar for the last rites.
He was a regular writer even after his retirement and contributed several articles to Garhwal Post over the years. He was a post graduate in Journalism. He remained socially active even after retirement and was an activist for several causes, particularly concerning the issues related to the hills. He was a close relative of former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and former Union Minister Maj General BC Khanduri (Retd). He was regularly seen at press conferences in Dehradun and never hesitated in asking tough questions of the politicians. Uttaranchal Press Club President Ajay Rana and the Executive Committee have condoled the passing away of Nailwal.
Remembering him, Satish Sharma, Editor of Garhwal Post, said that when he lived in Indira Nagar in the nineties, Nailwal used to live nearby in Vasant Vihar and both covered many press conferences together. Sharma also reminded that many top politicians from across the country were well known to Nailwal and once in Mussoorie, during a programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then the Chief Minister of Gujarat, reminded Nailwal of their old association when he had served with Times of India in Ahmedabad. Sharma recalled he had last met Nailwal in Delhi during the marriage ceremony of Uttarakhand Speaker Ritu Khanduri Bhushan’s daughter less than a month ago.
Gov, CM condole passing away of RP Nailwal
By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 27 Dec: Governor Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami have expressed grief at the sudden demise of senior journalist RP Nailwal. Singh expressed deep condolences to the bereaved family while praying for the peace of the departed soul.
The CM also prayed to God to give peace to the departed soul and to grant patience to the bereaved family.
Director General of Information, Banshidhar Tiwari, also expressed grief at the demise of senior journalist RP Nailwal and wished for peace to the departed soul. Tehri MLA Kishore Upadhyay has also condoled the passing away of RP Nailwal.