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Nagpur: SJAN appeals sports fraternity, cricketers to come forward to help late journalist Ruchir Mishras family

Ruchir Mishra

Ruchir Mishra

The Sports JournalistsAssociation of Nagpur (SJAN) has appealed sports fraternity, cricketers and others to come forward with financial assitance to help late journalist Ruchir Mishras family. A member of the SJAN, Ruchir Mishra, senior sports journalist from The Times of India, passed away on May 4, 2021, due to COVID-19 at a private hospital in Nagpur.

Ruchir, 43, was a very popular sports reporter in the cricket fraternity. After playing a long innings of around two decades in sports journalism, Ruchir became victim of the dreaded COVID-19 virus. Before joining TOI in 2008, he had also worked with Dainik Bhaskar and The Hitavada. A resident of Godhani, Ruchir is survived by wife Nitu, 13-year-old daughter Kuhu, seven-year-old son Kabir, parents, five siblings and host of relatives to mourn the loss.

In a press release issued by the SJAN secretary Suhas Nayse on Sunday, he has appealed to the society particularly the sporting fraternity and cricketers to donate generously and help Mishra family in this hour of big crisis. Those who wish to help can transfer money to the account of Ruchirs wife Nitu Mishra.

Here are the details of the bank.

Name: Nitu Mishra
Account No: 98170100002821
Bank: Bank of Baroda
IFSC Code: BARB0EXTHAB (5th character is zero)
Branch: MP Housing Board extension counter, Bhopal
Mobile No: ????

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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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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

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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