New Delhi: Avnish Jain, a senior journalist with a renowned Hindi daily – Dainik Bhaskar, died on Thursday in an Indore hospital following a brief illness, according to family sources. Jain died at the age of 54, leaving behind a wife and a son.
According to the sources, he was assigned to the Dainik Bhaskar group of publications in New Delhi and was receiving treatment at a hospital in the national capital.
Jain was transferred to his hometown of Indore on Wednesday, where he died in a hospital, according to authorities.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, agricultural minister Kamal Patel, and state Congress president Kamal Nath, among others, offered their condolences on the senior journalist’s tragic death.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also condoled the death of Jain by tweeting. He wrote that heart is pained to hear the sad news of the demise of senior journalist Avnish Jain. His demise is an irreparable loss to the journalism world. I pray to God to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the family members to bear this deep sorrow.
Expressing condolences, former CM Kamal Nath also wrote that the sad news of Madhya Pradesh’s senior journalist Avnish Jain passing away in Indore today after a long illness was received. His untimely demise is a personal loss for the journalism world of Madhya Pradesh and for me. His contribution to journalism will be unforgettable. May God rest his soul in peace and give strength to the family to bear this loss. om Shanti
Jain has worked for Dainik Bhaskar since 1996. After graduating from IIMC, he began his journalism career with Rashtriya Sahara in 1992. He has previously collaborated with Dainik Jagran and Divya Bhaskar.