Veteran journalist and former member of Lok Sabha Inder Jit passed away on Sunday after prolonged illness. Inder Jit was instrumental in the negotiation of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council agreement in 1988.
Starting his journalism career with the Hindustan Times in 1948, he worked with many newspapers, including London's Daily Telegraph and The Times.
The eighty-four-year-old veteran was suffering from cancer and was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences a week ago. He breathed his last after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday.
Inder Jit played an important role in negotiating the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council accord between GNLF's Subhash Ghisingh and the Centre in 1988. The agreement was signed in Kolkata on August 22, 1988. After the agreement, he was elected to Lok Sabha from Darjeeling constituency in 1989 and 1991. He is survived by wife Darshan and three daughters — Poonam, Sabina and Sonia. Poonam and Sabina are journalists.