Mumbai: Senior movie journalist and whistleblower of the Bhopal gasoline tragedy, Rajkumar Keswani, succumbed to Covid-19 at a non-public hospital in Mumbai on the age of 70.
Keswani, who labored as a senior journalist with ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ for a very long time, usually wrote a column titled ‘Aapas Ki Baat’ for the newspaper submit retirement.
He was final month admitted to the Bansal Hospital in Bhopal for Covid-19 remedy. He was placed on ventilator for the final three weeks as his well being situation deteriorated.
His spouse too had examined constructive for Covid-19 however has now recovered.
Keswani’s ebook titled ‘Daastan-e-Mughal-e-Azam’, based mostly on the 1960 launched Bollywood movie ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, was fairly fashionable. He additionally wrote a ebook final yr titled ‘Jahan-e-Rumi’ on well-known poet Rumi.
“Rajkumar Kesavani, who has written many books on films, was writing a book on the 1957 released super-hit film Mother India, which was the first Indian film nominated for an Oscar. He has also written a book titled ‘Bombay Talkies’ on the cinema of the bygone era. He was writing the second chapter of the book, which will be published soon,” Keswani’s buddy Pawan Jha informed ABP News in an unique dialog.
Keswani can be identified for his wonderful reporting of the 1984 Bhopal gasoline tragedy, which claimed many lives. Keswani, who was additionally one of many key witnesses of the gasoline leak incident on the evening of December 2–3, 1984, on the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, acquired worldwide recognition for his reporting on the identical. He was additionally honoured with a number of worldwide awards for his reporting.
Keswani additionally wrote a ebook titled ‘Breaking the Big Stories’ based mostly on his experiences and people of a number of different well-known journalists world wide on the Bhopal gasoline tragedy protection.