Veteran journalist Shesh Narayan Singh dies of Covid

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On Friday,Veteran journalist Shesh Narayan Singh passed away while undergoing
treatment for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida,
officials said.The 70-year-old journalist was admitted to the Government Institute of
Medical Sciences (GIMS) after being diagnosed positive for the coronavirus, a
hospital official said.He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son, his media
colleagues said.President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a
host of politicians besides media groups paid their tributes to Singh, a veteran
journalist, columnist and political commentator.'The news of the demise of Shri
Shesh Narayan Singh, a senior journalist, who is famous for his clear ideas,
unambiguous expression and friendly behaviour is very sad.'His departure is a big
loss for Hindi journalism. My condolences to his heartbroken family and
well-wishers,' Kovind tweeted in Hindi.PM Modi said Singh will always be
remembered for his contribution to journalism and described his demise as
'extremely painful'.Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also paid rich tributes to Singh.Press colleagues in
Noida and Greater Noida remembered him as a 'guide and patron' who was 'always
keen to help and devote time for journalistic initiatives'.‘To keep his memory alive,
the Noida Media Club (NMC) has decided to organise regular seminars annually
from now on to pay homage to him,' Noida Medic Club's president Pankaj Parashar
said in a statement.The NMC also announced an initiative to build a memorial in
Noida as a mark of respect to those journalists who have lost their lives to the
pandemic across India.Prashar said COVID-19 has claimed lives of three Gautam
Buddh Nagar-based journalists earlier -- Kapil Datta, Rohit Sardana and Lalit
Mohan.

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