Veteran Journalist Pran Chopra Passes Away - The New Indian Express

Veteran Journalist Pran Chopra Passes Away

Published: 22nd December 2013 11:26 PM

Last Updated: 22nd December 2013 11:26 PM

Veteran journalist and first Indian Editor of The Statesman, Pran Chopra passed away this morning following brief illness.

He was 92.

Chopra is survived by wife and two daughters.

The Editor's Guild of India had condoled the death of Chopra, who was former executive member of the body.

Born in Lahore in January 1921, Chopra received his education there and began his career in journalism in 1941, in the Civil and Military Gazette.

He served as War Correspondent for All-India Radio (AIR) in China and Vietnam in the mid-1940s.

Chopra was appointed Resident Editor of The Statesman, Delhi, in the early 1960s?and then became Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper.

In the late 1960s,?he was Editor of magazines 'The Citizen' and 'Weekend Review'.

Chopra wrote the foreword to former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfiqar?Ali Bhutto's?book "If I'm Assassinated".

The veteran journalist wrote and edited several books including Studies in Indian Democracy (1965), India's Second Liberation (1973), Contemporary Pakistan: New Aims & Images (1983), India: The Way Ahead (1988), Scene Changes in Kashmir, India and Pakistan (2003), Political Parties and Party Systems (2003), and? The Indian Parliament: A Comparative Perspective (2003).

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