Vice president condoles senior journalist, MP Chandan Mitra's demise

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday condoled the death of senior journalist and former Member of parliament Chandan  Mitra, saying his death is a personal loss to him.

Sharing post on Twitter, Vice President Secretariat noted, ''He was an erudite and highly respected journalist and parliamentarian. His death is a personal loss to me. Om Shanti.''

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  has also condoled the death of the former Rajya Sabha MP. "Chandan Mitra Ji will be remembered for his intellect and insights. He distinguished himself in the world of media as well as politics. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti," tweeted PM Narendra Modi.

Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, friend of Mitra, also took to Twitter to express his grief. “I lost my closest friend-editor of Pioneer & former MP Chandan Mitra-this morning. We were together as students of La Martiniere & went on to St Stephen’s & Oxford. We joined journalism at the same time & shared the excitement of Ayodhya & the saffron wave,” he tweeted.

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