Bangalore: A veteran journalist from both print and electronic media, Advisor to Prasar Bharati, Political commentator, Media consultant, ex-Content Editor for NDTV, Wild life photographer Ajay N Jha (52), passed away in Bangalore at around 9.30 PM on Thursday.
He was admitted to Columbia Asia Hospital in Bangalore on October 29, 2014 and was later referred to Fortis Hospital, for further treatment today.
“He was brought here at around 8.30 PM and we did everything possible to save him but he died due to massive heart attack, at around 9:30 PM,” said Dr. E. Kumaraswamy, Head, Emergency wing, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road.
Ajay N Jha, was treated for heart ailment in New Delhi during April and July this year and had underwent a bypass surgery few months back in New Delhi.
A friend of Nasheman and its Editor Rizwan Asad, he will be remembered for his erudite political analysis, and at a more personal level for his helpful nature and friendship.
“Ajay was a great friend of mine, and his passing away is a huge loss. He had great love for Journalism and Badminton, and it was a privilege working and playing with him. My heart goes out to his wife and beloved son,” Mr. Asad.
He is survived by his wife, and son Kevin Jha.