Industry mourns; President, PM, President express grief
Yogendra Mohan Gupta, Chairman of the Jagran Group, has passed away. According to media reports, Gupta, who had been ill for some time, died in Kanpur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over Gupta's demise. He tweeted, "I am extremely grieved by the demise of Mr Yogendra Mohan Gupta, Chairman, Dainik Jagran Group. His departure is an irreparable loss to the world of art, literature, and journalism. In this hour of grief, I offer my condolences to his family members. Om, Shanti!
President Ram Nath Kovind also expressed his condolence to the family on Gupta's demise.
दैनिक जागरण समूह के चेयरमैन श्री योगेंद्र मोहन गुप्त जी का निधन अत्यंत दुःखद है। हिंदी समाचार पत्रों के व्यापक प्रसार के साथ-साथ शैक्षिक प्रकल्पों में भी उनका विशिष्ट योगदान रहा। उनके परिवारजनों तथा प्रशंसकों के प्रति मेरी शोक संवेदनाएं।— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 15, 2021
"Deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Yogendra Mohan Gupta Ji, Chairman of the Dainik Jagran Group. He made a significant contribution to educational programmes along with the distribution of Hindi Newspapers. My condolences to his family and fans," tweeted the President of India.
Apart from being recognised for propelling the Jagran group to new heights, Gupta also made significant contributions to the development of art and culture in the country. He was the driving factor behind the establishment of Kanpur's Lakshmi Devi Lalit Kala Academy.
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