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Nagpur cricket journalist dies of COVID at 42; Irfan Pathan, Wasim Jaffer pay condolences

Ruchir Mishrra

Ruchir Mishrra

Cricket journalist from Nagpur, associated with The Times of India, Ruchir Mishrra (42) passed away after battling against COVID-19 for days. Mishrra was kept on ventilator for few days; he succumbed to the virus on Tuesday early morning (May 4) in a city hospital. Along with him, his wife and brother also had tested positive for the virus few days back.

Cricketer Ifran Pathan tweeted, “There are journalists who are always interested In the well being of sports and players @ruchirmishraTOI bhai was one of them. It’s big loss to sports family.Condolences to the family for this demise.”

Batting coach of IPL team ? Punjab Kings ? Wasim Jaffer condoled his demise.

Jaffer took to twitter by saying, Don’t want to believe what I have just heard. Ruchir Mishra is no more. This is just so sad. He was one of the nicest journalist from Nagpur.” 

Vijay Lokapally, writer who’s authored several books on Virat Kohli, Virendra Sehwag, etc., said, A dear student, Ruchir Mishra of Times of India, Nagpur, left us in the middle of the night. COVID took him away. He was 42. Ruchir was A journalist of utmost dedication to his profession. Very friendly. Always wanting to help, especially the local and domestic cricketers.


He added, Was immensely popular for his positive writing. Most of our discussions were on past cricketers because he wanted to learn so much about them. Every trip to Nagpur we would have a sumptuous filling at his favourite restaurant – Veeraswami. Rest in Peace. 


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Cricketers, friends pay tribute to late sports journalist Ruchir Mishra on 44th birth anniversary

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Cricketers, colleagues, friends and family members of late sports journalist Ruchir Mishra, who died due to COVID on May 4, 2021, at the age of 43, celebrated his life and recalled the time spent with Ruchir on his 44th birth anniversary.

Ruchir’s wife Nitu Mishra, his kids (Nitya and Kabir), his brothers (Arpit, Ankit and Harshit) his brother-in-laws and his parents Geeta and Dinesh Mishra had organised a memorial event at Press Club on April 22, 2022.

During the memorial event, Ruchir’s colleagues from the The Times of India, Nagpur, remembered the time spent with him. Cricketers VVS Laxman, Mohammad Kaif, Wasim Jaffar, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav and Chandrakant Pandit who were good friends with Ruchir, also sent video messages, which were played on a screen.

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Renowned Nagpur businessman AK Gandhi passes away

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

AK Gandhi (Photo by: Darshan Bagwe)

AK Gandhi (Photo by: Darshan Bagwe)

Renowned businessman from Nagpur Ashok Gandhi (popularly known as AK Gandhi), who was one of the biggest brands in white goods retails in Vidarbha, passed away due to heart attack on Friday night.


Gandhi, who was in his early seventies, was admitted at CIIMS Hospital in Bajaj Nagar where he breathed his last.


Gandhi, who was the President of Nagpur Shikshan Mandal, ran popular showrooms at Yeshwant Stadium including AK Gandhi TVS, AK Gandhi Electronics to name a few.

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When Lata Mangeshkar shared hearty laugh with rakhi brother Dilip Kumar, NKP Salve | Nagpur | 1996

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L to R: Lata Mangeshkar, NKP Salve, Dilip Kumar

L to R: Lata Mangeshkar, NKP Salve, Dilip Kumar

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday morning, February 6 at 8:12 am after fighting COVID and pneumonia for almost a month.

The legendary singer, as per doctors, died due to multi-organ failure at the age of 93.

In the picture, taken in 1996 in Nagpur, legendary singer could be seen sharing a hearty laugh along with former Union Minister and ex-BCCI President from Nagpur late NKP Salve and her ‘rakhi brother’ late actor Dilip Kumar.

The singer, during her trip to Nagpur, had also interacted with journalists during her press conference at Hotel Tuli International.


Lata Mangeshkar with members of the media fraternity at Nagpur in 1996

Lata Mangeshkar with members of the media fraternity at Nagpur in 1996


Dilip Kumar, one of greatest actors of all time and a legend of mainstream Indian cinema, passed away in Mumbai at the age of 98 in July last year.

NKP Salve, the veteran Congress leader, passed away at a private hospital in Delhi due to age-related problems on April 1, 2012 at the age of 90.

He is survived by a son and eminent lawyer Harish Salve and daughter Arundhati Upadhyaya who’s a prominent educationist in Central India.

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