New Delhi – Financial Express editorial director has passed away
Sunil Jain, Editor-in-Chief, Express Financial, succumbed to complications from Covid-19 at the state-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday, May 15.
“The bad news continues. Senior reporter Sunil Jain passed away tonight from complications related to covid. I spoke to him just a few weeks ago, I can’t believe he’s gone. My best to the family. God bless him, ”tweeted Shereen Bhan, editor-in-chief, CNBC-TV18.
Many other executives and media figures have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the late journalist.
Jain worked as a Senior Associate Editor at Commercial standard where he also dealt with the opinion pages of the financial daily.
He started his career as a consultant carrying out market studies and technical-economic feasibility reports, then joined the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), where he was in charge of the office of export policy for a little over a year.
He then moved on to journalism where he has spent nearly two decades so far. After starting his journalistic career as a reporter at India today magazine in 1991, he was the magazine’s business editor for a year, then headed all business and economics coverage for The Indian Express. After working for six years in the Indian express, he worked with Commercial standard for eight years.
He had tweeted on May 3 about getting admission to AIIMS in Delhi. “Thanks everyone for all the help. I don’t even know who. Thanks all. I’m in an AIIMS emergency now. So I’m safe.”
“My brother, Sunil Jain, passed away this evening from post-Covid complications. He suffered cardiac arrest earlier in the day, but was resuscitated and eventually died after another cardiac arrest around 8:30 p.m. The doctors and all the medical staff at AIIMS did their best and more. Thank you for being with us in this dark hour, ”her sister Sandhya Jain said in a message to her supporters and to the wider media fraternity, the English Indian daily. The Hindu reported.
Jain was the son of Girilal Jain, who was editor-in-chief of India time, the largest English daily newspaper distributed in India, from 1978 to 1988.