Written byAakanksha Raghuvanshi ·
Senior journalist and environmental activist Darryl D'Monte, who worked with leading English dailies like The Times of India and Indian Express, died at a hospital in Mumbai after a brief illness, a family friend said today. He was 74.
D'Monte was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra sometime back where he breathed his last on Saturday evening, his friend said.
In a career spanning several decades, D'Monte served as the resident editor of Mumbai editions of The Times of India and The Indian Express.
Besides a career in journalism, he had a keen interest in environmental issues and took some initiatives for the cause.
D'Monte had served as the chairperson of the Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI).
In 1993, D'Monte, along with 27 other journalists, co-founded the International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ) in Dresden, Germany. As the news of D'Monte's death broke, several prominent journalists and authors took to social media and penned down their heartfelt tributes to him.
A 'good, good man': tributes pour in for Darryl D'Monte: https://t.co/pK4GdRWsKq— Citizen/नागरिक Rajdeep (@sardesairajdeep) March 17, 2019
FAREWELL DARRYL D’MONTE.. an inspiration, mentor n my generation’s ideal touchstone in journalism n truthspeak. Rest in glory Darryl. pic.twitter.com/EWwBQDj7vK— khalid mohamed (@Jhajhajha) March 17, 2019
I didn’t have the privilege of working with Darryl D’Monte but his writing on Mumbai and the environment helped me gain both context and perspective. For that I owe him a debt of gratitude.— Anuradha SenGupta (@anuradhasays) March 17, 2019
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Darryl D’Monte, a reporter and editor of great courage and shining integrity. Darryl was gentle, good, warm, generous, and upright. He brought enormous credit to his profession, and to his country. His work and example shall live on.— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) March 16, 2019
Sorry to hear of the passing of Darryl D’Monte, a pioneer in environmental and civic journalism in our country. Remember a long and enlightening conversation with him years ago in Chennai on the history and culture of the East Indian community— Ashok Malik (@MalikAshok) March 17, 2019
Darryl D'monte was an outstanding journalist of integrity and compassion, who cared deeply for the environment and the city. Generous and warm, he set the standard by which journalists should be judged. I will miss him hugely, like many lucky enough to have known/worked with him.— Salil Tripathi سلیل تریپاٹھی સલિલ ત્રિપાઠી (@saliltripathi) March 16, 2019
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