File photo of Ram Naresh Tripathi with PM Narendra Modi
Prayagraj: Veteran journalist of Prayagraj, Ram Naresh Tripathi, passed away at Nazareth Hospital on Monday evening. Tripathi was 73 years old.
His son Shashank Tripathi informed, “My father was suffering with Covid and was admitted to Swarooprani Nehru Hospital. He was shifted to Nazareth Hospital on April 27 where he breathed his last on Monday evening.”
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya expressed deep condolences on the death of Dr Tripathi.
“It is very shocking news for me as we have lost an iconic figure, well versed in Vedic culture, astrology, Sanskrit and journalism. It is a personal loss for me,” said deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya, who offered his deep condolences to the bereaved family.
Dr Ram Naresh Tripathi was the state president of Uttar Pradesh Journalists’ Association and the national vice president of the National Union of Journalists. He was the author and editor of several books, visiting professor in US University, regional director of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and administrator of Bhavans Mehta College, Bharwari in Kaushambi district.
Tripathi’s journalism journey began in 1971 from the Deshdoot newspaper and was chief reporter in a Hindi daily. In 1983, he took over as the bureau chief of Navbharat Times in Prayagraj and continued to serve there for 20 years.
BJP’s Member of Parliament Prof Rita Bahuguna Joshi also expressed deep condolences on the demise of Dr Tripathi.
“I deeply condole the death of the veteran journalist of the city and pray to God that the noble soul rests in peace and provide support to the bereaved family in this hour of grief,” said Joshi.
Several political parties also mourned his death.