Journalist Nora Chopra remembered
A condolence meeting was held at the Constitution Club here on Sunday in the memory of veteran journalist Nora Chopra. Chopra passed away on Thursday at the age of 64, after prolonged illness.
Senior journalists from various organizations attended the event and talked about Chopra's achievements.
Senior journalists Neerja Chowdhury, Zafar Agha, president of Press Club of India Gautam Lahiri and president of Women's Press Club of India Sovana Jain also attended the condolence meeting.
Chopra had more than three decades of experience in political journalism. She had been a weekly columnist with IPA for more than 15 years. Chopra started her career in journalism with The Pioneer and Northern India Patrika and later contributed to a large number of papers including The Telegraph, Rashtriya Sahara, Sunday Guardian and Punjab Keshari. Her political columns were widely read and she had wide contacts in political parties.
President Pranab Mukherjee expressed condolence on the demise of Chopra on Thursday, saying the nation has lost a veteran journalist who was inspiration to many. In a message to her son, Rahil Chopra, President Mukherjee said, "I am sad to learn about the passing away of your mother, Nora Chopra, whom I had known for long years.
"A senior journalist and columnist, Chopra was widely admired and respected for her journalistic skills. She had a long and distinguished career, especially with The Sunday Guardian. In her death, the nation has lost a veteran journalist who inspired many others," the President also mentioned.
"Please accept my heartfelt condolences and convey the same to the rest of your family members. I pray to the almighty to give you and other members of the family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss," he added.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi also expressed condolence on the demise of the veteran journalist. Remembering her remarkable work and expressing solidarity with family and friends, Gandhi prayed for the departed soul, said an All India Congress Committee statement.