Tushar Kanti Ghosh, Independence Crusader, Dies at 96
NEW DELHI, India (AP) _ Tushar Kanti Ghosh, an eminent newspaper baron and crusader for independence from British colonialists, has died of heart failure. He was 96.
Ghosh was often called the dean of Indian journalism, and he was still editor of the Amrita Bazar Patrika newspaper for the 60th year when he died in a Calcutta hospital Monday.
Ghosh founded three newspapers and a magazine that campaigned with Mohandas Gandhi against British rule in India. In 1935, he was jailed for writing an article questioning the impartiality of British judges who were friends of government officials.
He also wrote children’s books, regaled friends all night with jokes and Bengali songs, supported theater groups and debate teams, and headed many journalism organizations, including the International Press Institute and the Commonwealth Press Union.
Ghosh, who was to be cremated today, is survived by one son and one daughter.