PM Modi met the family of late Jagdish Thakkar
PM Modi met the family of late Jagdish Thakkar

PMO PRO Jagdish Thakkar passes away, PM Modi meets his family

ANI | Updated: Dec 10, 2018 10:12 IST

New Delhi (India) Dec 10 (ANI): Veteran journalist and Public Relations Officer (PRO) at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jagdish Thakkar passed away here at AIIMS on Monday. He was 70 years old. Thakkar is survived by his wife and a son.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his condolences over the demise of Thakkar. “Extremely saddened by the demise of Shri Jagdish Thakkar, the PRO in the PMO. Jagdishbhai was a veteran journalist and I had the pleasure of working with him for years, both in Gujarat and in Delhi,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
Remembering Thakkar for his simplicity and warm-hearted nature, PM Modi posted another tweet, "Several journalists would have regularly interacted with Jagdishbhai over the years. We have lost a wonderful person, who loved his work and did it with utmost diligence."
Hours after his death, the Prime Minister met the deceased’s family and expressed his condolences.

Thakkar, an Information Department Officer from Gujarat, was appointed as the Prime Minister’s PRO in 2014, soon after PM Modi took office.
He began his career as a journalist with a local daily in Gujarat and became an Information Officer with Gujarat government in late 1970s. He was later posted as the PRO of the then Gujarat Chief Minister in 1989.
The last rites of Jagdish Thakkar will be performed at Lodhi Crematorium at 4.15 pm on Monday. (ANI)