Pran Chopra, the veteran journalist and first editor of The Statesman died on 22 December 2013 at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Born in 1921 in Lahore, Pran began his journalism in 1941 in civil and military gazette. In 1940s he served All India Radio as a War Correspondent in China and Vietnam. He wrote the foreword of the book If I’m Assassinated a book of former Pakistan Prime Minister, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
He wrote and edited several books namely
• Studies in Indian Democracy in 1965
• India's Second Liberation in 1973
• Contemporary Pakistan: New Aims & Images in 1983
• India: The Way Ahead in 1988
• Scene Changes in Kashmir, India and Pakistan in 2003
• Political Parties and Party Systems in 2003
• The Indian Parliament: A Comparative Perspective in 2003
The Editor's Guild of India has condoled the death of Chopra, who was the former executive member of the body.
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