“Great journalist. Impeccable journalist. Philantropist. Philosopher. Man of principles. Khadi-dhari”: a requiem for a reporter

An obituary advertisement in the Bangalore newspaper Deccan Herald on 19 September 2020, to mark the birth centenary of its former chief reporter, Y.K. Raja Gopal.

“Great journalist. Impeccable journalist. Beloved brother. Philantropist. Philosopher. Man of principles. Khadi-dhari”

How many of today’s reporters, editors—and so-called “reporters’ editors”—will be remembered with these adjectives on their birth centenaries?

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