Balraj Puri passes away after a prolonged illness
Dear Sir/ Madam,
With profound grief, it is to inform about the passing of one of the veteran journalist and crusader for human rights Mr. Balraj Puri, after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife, daughter Ellora Puri and son Luv Puri.
He was born on August 5, 1928, began his career in journalism as an editor of an Urdu weekly in 1942, worked in or edited several publications, was conferred the Padma Bhushan in 2005, and Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration in 2009.
Puri was a multi-faceted personality and was known as a social and political activist, a Human Rights advocate, and a author who wrote on various socio-political issues including literature. He had taken up the issue of peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir problem. He was also a senior member of NCPRI.
Condolence message can be sent to his family through his daughter Ms. Ellora Puri at: firstname.lastname@example.org