Veteran journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, 72, passed away early today in Pune. He had been ill for quite a while.
He started his career as a journalist in 1968 as The Times of India’s Paris journalist. He turned into the daily paper’s supervisor in 1988, a post he held for a long time.
Padgaonkar was a piece of a three-part group of interlocutors appointed by the UPA government in 2010 to hold talks with all sections of people in Jammu and Kashmir
Journalists tweeted paying him respect
My first editor Dileep Padgaonkar, a man of culture and intellect, someone who encouraged young talent, has passed away. RIP
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 25, 2016
Senior journalist Siddharth Varadarajan said, “Just heard that my friend and former editor, Dileep Padgaonkar, passed away in Pune. Terrible loss, feel gutted.”