NEW DELHI: Veteran journalist and political commentator Inder Malhotra passed away in Delhi on Saturday. Malhotra, 86, had been ailing for sometime and was admitted to a hospital where he breathed his last.
Regarded as a chronicler of contemporary political history, Malhotra was the resident editor of The Statesman between 1965 and 1971, moving to The Times of India in the same capacity from 1978-1986. President Pranab Mukherjee said on Twitter :“Heart felt condolences on the passing away of Shri Inder Malhotra, a do yen amongst Indian journalists. Inhisdeath, thenation has lost a veteran journalist who served as a role model for others in the profession.”
Malhotra was the India correspondent for The Guardian from 1965-1978 and till recently contributed to various publications. Author of several books, his 1991 bestselling, political and personal biography of Indira Gandhi, was recently revised and released with new chapters on what he dubbed as the future of the Gandhi dynasty. He is survived by his son, painter Anil Revri.