40-Year-Old Ravish Tiwari, senior journalist and the Chief of National Bureau at The Indian Express passed away on February 19, 2022 in Gurgaon, leaving behind his parents, wife, and a brother.
Ravish Tiwari was diagnosed with cancer in June 2020.
Raj Kamal Jha, Chief Editor, The Indian Express said "Since that June morning in 2020 when he told me about the cancer diagnosis - his WhatsApp that night was 'fluctuating fever' should be ok in a day or two- I became more aware of how much a privilege it was to work with him. His shoes cannot be filled but they shall sit in a very special corner if the newsroom for ever"
Ravish was an enthusiastic and former journalist, who asked every tough question with respect and humility.
As per the economic Times, he was an engineering graduate from IIT Bombay in metallurgy and material science, a post graduate in comparative social policy from Oxford University. He was also a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes scholarship. His analytical approach towards political and social matters framed his journalism career to new heights. He had previously worked in India Today as well before landing up in The Indian Express.
TRIBUTES POURED IN FOR RAVISH TIWARI
Prime Minister Modi Tweeted "Destiny has taken away Ravish Tiwari too soon. A bright career in the media world comes to an end. I would enjoy reading his reports and would also periodically interact with him. He was insightful and humble. Condolences to his family and many friends. Om Shanti"
"Shocked and pained to learn about the untimely demise of Ravish Tiwari. He was a young, bright and professional Journalist, full of life. My condolences to his family and friends. May God give them strength to bear the irreparable loss. Om Shanti" tweeted Amit Shah.
"Woke up with the terrible news of passing away of one of our fellow journalist. Ravish worked with Indian Express for a long time. Passed away after a prolonged battle for life" posted Bhupendra Chaubey.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted,"Ravish Tiwari, a product of Navodya Vidyalaya, IIT Mumbai & Oxford, was amongst the finest scholarly & objective Journalists. He'd been critical but we were the closest of friends. Just 4 days ago we had a long chat extremely saddened by his untimely demise"