Shimla: Veteran journalist Bishambhar Lal Sood, editor of the weekly, Parbat Kee Goonj, last night died of a massive heart attack.
Sood, 72, is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.
A career spanning decades, Sood is remembered for remaining steadfast to his principles and also contributed towards religious activities.
Besides the weekly, he also brought out â€˜The Great Himalayaâ€™, a monthly magazine. For a sign off, the latest edition of the magazine on the inside back cover carried a poem by the journalist â€œAaj hai, Woh kal hoh nah hohâ€™.
People from all walks of life attended the funeral at the Kanlog crematorium.
Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, public works minister Thakur Gulab Singh, director public relations BD Sharma and president Himachal Journalist Forum, Kanwar Yogendra Singh among others have condoled the death of the seasoned journalist.
As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post.
Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.
A good friend lost.