Editor in chief of Deshabndhu group Lalit Surjan is no more. He took last breath today at 08.03pm. Group Editor Rajeev Ranjan Shrivastava shared this morning news on his facebook page. On hearing the sad news all team members of Deshabndhu group are in great shock.
He had been the chief editor of the Hindi daily “Deshbandhu”, started by his father late Mayaram Surjan in 1959. He was in Delhi for the last few days for treatment of lung cancer. On Monday, he suffered a brain stroke and died at Dharamshila Narayana Hospital on Wednesday evening, a family member said.
Chhattisgarh Governor Aunsuiya Uikey and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel condoled the death. “Saddened to hear about the demise of senior journalist and Chief Editor of Deshbandhu newspaper Lalit Surjan ji. His contribution in journalism will always be remembered. I pray to god to rest the departed soul in peace and give strength to his family,” the governor tweeted.
In his message, the chief minister said, “Shri Lalit Surjan was a progressive thinker, writer, poet and senior journalist. I am shocked to learn about his demise. “Lalit Bhaiya carried forward the flame which Mayaram Surjan Ji lit through Deshbandhu against communalism.