People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 46

November 15, 2009

Prakash Karat Condoles Prabhash Joshi�s Demise


The following is the text of the condolence message sent by Prakash Karat, CPI(M) general secretary to Smt Usha Joshi on November 8, 2009


I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Shri Prabhash Joshi. I can  imagine how painful a loss it is for you and your family, but Prabhash Joshi's loss is being keenly felt by a wide circle of people and society.


Prabhashji was a person of great talent who made a distinguished contribution in various fields. He was an outstanding journalist and he left his stamp on Hindi journalism during the editorship of Jansatta. He stood for an independent media free from the influence of money power and State patronage.


Shri Prabhash Joshi was a man of deep commitment to the values of social justice, democracy and secularism. In the past number of years, he was associated with innumerable social causes and actively participated in movements to defend the rights of the oppressed people and national sovereignty.


Public life will be poorer due to his absence.


While mourning his death, we should cherish the example of his life and work. I convey to you and the family my heartfelt condolences in this hour of grief.