Senior journalist Ranjan Roy passed away on March 10 after battling cancer for several years. His final rites were performed on Sunday morning (March 11).
Roy, chief of the Times News Network (TNN) and a member of the paper's national editorial board, was 57. Roy is survived by his wife, son and parents.
An alumnus of Delhi's St. Stephen's College and the Ivy League Princeton University, US, from where he did his Masters in Public Affairs, Roy started his journalistic career in the Press Trust of India (PTI) in New Delhi as a trainee in 1982. He then moved to the Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur and New York before returning to India in 2004 to head TNN.