Senior journalist Rajesh Bhambi dies 

He was suffering from kidney ailment for last sometime

Senior journalist Rajesh Bhambi dies 
Rajesh Bhambi. (A file photo)

Ludhiana: Senior journalist, photo-journalist and Bureau Chief of `Aaj Samaj’ and India News Rajesh Bhambi died at a local hospital today.
He had also worked for many other media organisations including Punjab Kesari, Jalandhar.
According to available information, he breathed his last at Deep Hospital, Ludhiana today morning. 
He was in his early 60s.
He was suffering from kidney ailment for the last sometime.
He is survived by his widow, two daughters and a son. 
His cremation would take place when his son reaches from Canada.
The sad news about his sudden death has shocked the media persons and journalists are sharing their condolence messages in various media-related groups.  

Some of his friends and colleagues remember him as a “walking encyclopaedia on contemporary history of Ludhiana”. They doubt whether there was anyone of any consequence in Ludhiana who did not know him and whom he did not know.
Although a photojournalist, he was always full of ideas and sources, they recall him, stating that “he could reach out to anyone anytime”.



Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condoled the sudden demise of senior journalist Rajesh Bhambi, who was suffering from a kidney ailment for some time and breathed his last this morning at Deep Hospital, Ludhiana.

The Chief Minister’s Media Advisor Raveen Thukral also joined him in extending his deepest sympathies to the bereaved family of Bhambi, who is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. Bhambi, who was in his early 60s, will be cremated once his son arrives from Canada.

Captain Amarinder mourned the death of Bhambi, who was at present Bureau Chief at India News (iTV) group, terming it a loss not just for the family but also the media fraternity. The journalistic community will miss Bhambi, who had made a mark with his professional acumen as a photo journalist, with many milestone achievements as a reporter from Punjab for various organisations. For the family, it was an irreparable loss for the family and a void hard to fill, said the Chief Minister.

Describing Bhambi’s death as a personal loss, Thukral remembered him as a warm and wonderful human being, and a great professional. In Bhambi’s demise, he had lost a personal friend, whom he had known for many years, said Thukral, extending his deepest condolences to the family.

Bhambi had started his career as a stringer  for Punjab with Reuters after studying at News Network. He had worked as a photo journalist from Punjab for India Today, a photo journalist at Ludhiana for The Tribune and a stringer covering Punjab at Hindustan Times. His career also spanned Bureau Chief at India-news and journalist at Punjab Kesari.