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PM Modi condoles death of veteran Indian-American journalist

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of veteran Indian-American journalist Brahm Kanchibotla, saying he will likely be remembered for his advantageous work.

“Deeply anguished by the passing away of Indian-American journalist Mr. Brahm Kanchibotla. He will be remembered for his fine work and efforts to bring India and USA closer,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

“Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti,” he mentioned.

The Indian-American group additionally mourned the loss of life of veteran journalist Brahm Kanchibotla, who died of coronavirus within the US.

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Kanchibotla, 66, was admitted to a hospital on Lengthy Island in New York on March 28, some 5 days after he confirmed signs of the novel coronavirus. He died on April 6.

For a number of years, Kanchibotla was the New York and UN correspondent of the United Information of India. In recent times, he was writing for 2 ethnic Indian American publications: The Indian Panorama and South Asia Occasions.

“Very unhappy to be taught concerning the passing away of veteran Indian-American journalist Brahm Kanchibotla on account of COVID-19. Our heartfelt condolences to his household. He will likely be deeply missed by his associates and admirers within the US and India, India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, tweeted.’

“I by no means ever dreamed of shedding my pal and fellow journalist Brahm Kanchibhotla the way in which he has been snatched from us,” mentioned Indrajit S Saluja, editor of The Indian Panorama.

Saluja admired Kanchibotla for his professionalism. “I have reason to believe that despite of my being a bohemian he enjoyed being with me as much as I did,” Saluja mentioned.

Indian American photojournalist Mohammed Jaffer mentioned Kanchibotla’s loss of life was stunning for him. “I call him Braham sab as he happens to be from my city Hyderabad and we share common things always,” Jaffer mentioned.

“We misplaced a South Asian Occasions colleague, mentioned Parveen Chopra, from The South Asia Occasions.

Kanchibotla is survived by his spouse Anjana, son Sudama and daughter Siujana.

In the meantime, scores of Indian-Individuals have examined constructive with the novel coronavirus within the US and a number of other of them, together with a journalist of a information company, have died, in response to a number of information stories from group organisations and diaspora leaders from throughout the nation.

Whereas there isn’t any official or unofficial depend of Indian-Individuals contaminated with the coronavirus within the nation, data accessible on numerous non-public social media teams point out {that a} vital variety of them are in New York and New Jersey.

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The 2 States, which have the very best focus of Indian-Individuals within the US, are additionally the worst hit by the coronavirus.

In keeping with estimates by the Johns Hopkins College, there are over 1.34 million confirmed coronavirus instances the world over and over 75,000 individuals have died of it.

The US has the very best variety of COVID-19 instances on the planet at 364,723, adopted by Spain (136,675), Italy (132,547), Germany (102,453). Greater than 10,000 individuals have died within the US due to COVID-19.


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