They also serve who only stand and wait.
An obituary advertisement for S.D. Rohmetra, the founder-editor of the Jammu and Kashmir newspaper Daily Excelsior, appearing in the Hindustan Times.
His sons Kamal Rohmetra and Neeraj Rohmetra pay tribute in today’s paper:
“Besides being the ace journalist of the State, our father had laboriously built enviable profile of the paper in official and non-official circles within the State and at the Centre.
“The calm and infallibility with which he bore himself as a professional during two decades of turmoil and turbulence in the State won him exceptional credibility with the civil society.
“More than being the founder Editor, he was a guide, a mentor, a path finder and a role-model for the Daily Excelsior staff in particular and people from various sections of society in general. He educated and trained all of us in the profession and infused the urge for improvement and excellence.
“Unlike other patrons, he inducted an element of humanism into the treatment of his subordinates. The shining legacy which he left behind reflects in the culture of team work among the entire Daily Excelsior family.”
Image: courtesy Hindustan Times
Read the full obit: Remembering Rohmetra
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