Noted journalist Prabhash Joshi dies

Noted journalist Prabhash Joshi dies

Noted journalist Prabhash Joshi has died of a heart attack here. He was 72.

He was admitted to a private hospital after he complained of chest pain at 11.30 pm where doctors declared him dead last night, family sources said.

He is survived by wife Usha Joshi, two sons Sandeep and Sopan, daughter Sonal and mother Leela Bai.

Joshi, who began his career with Nayi Duniya, was the founder editor of leading Hindi daily "Jansatta" in 1983. After retiring from the newspaper in 1995, he continued as the chief editorial advisor.

Originally from Indore, Joshi, a veteran writer and a Gandhian, changed the definition of Hindi journalism with the publication of 'Jansatta'.

Joshi also worked with the Indian Express as the resident editor at Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Delhi.

A prolific sportswriter, especially in cricket, he, incidentally, suffered a heart attack after watching the Thursdays's India-Australia ODI match.

His body will be taken to Indore by an evening flight where the last rites will be performed at the banks of Narmada.

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