Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha, who was associated with various media outlets, passed away on Saturday in Gurgaon following a cardiac arrest. He was 46. Pocha was Editor-in-Chief when ‘NewsX’ channel was launched and was a senior editorial member of the ITV Group, which controls the channel. NewsX journalists said Pocha complained of chest pain at his Gurgaon residence and was rushed to a local hospital where he breathed his last at 4.30 am.
He was earlier editor of ‘Business World’ and the China correspondent for the ‘Boston Globe’.
Condoling his demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Pocha will be remembered as a leading voice on TV, print and social media.
“Shocked saddened to hear about Jehangir Pocha’s demise. My condolences to his family in this hour of grief. May his soul rest in peace,” Modi said on twitter.
“His frank and insightful views on issues will be missed,” the Prime Minister further tweeted.