Kolkata: Popular TV anchor and eminent journalist Anjan Bandyopadhyay’s sudden demise has left everyone in shock. Netizens took to Twitter on Monday (May 17) to pay tribute and honour his memory.
He died at a private hospital in Kolkata on Sunday night, a health department official said. Bandyopadhyay was tested positive for Covid-19 around a month ago. He was 56.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of the eminent journalist who died at a private hospital on Sunday night.
Using the #AnjanBandyopadhyay hashtag, many users posted their condolences and expressed that they were extremely saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Bandyopadhyay.
Take a look at the response from Twitter users on hearing the sad news:
Can’t sink this in. Shocking. Am speechless.
One of the rare unbiased journalists in today’s world, Anjan Bandyopadhyay, Zee 24 Ghanta editor is no more. He succumbed to COVID. A huge loss for journalism and Bengal. #coronavirus #AnjanBandyopadhyay https://t.co/aMS5BgEwyV
— Debdeep Mukherjee (@DebdeepMukher18) May 16, 2021
Shocked at the demise of the popular journalist, this user said this is a huge loss for journalism and Bengal.
Can’t sink this in. Shocking.
One of the extremely unbiased journalist in bengal, #AnjanBandyopadhyay passes away today…
strength to his family…
— Priyam Sarkar (@bubun_91) May 16, 2021
Another netizen expressed his grief by saying that some deaths are heavier than mountains.
Some deaths are heavier than mountains. Veteran Journalist #AnjanBandyopadhyay passed away.#hatecovid #Deathtofascism #ModiMustResign #RIP #anjanbandopadhyay #journalist @MamataOfficial @derekobrienmp @MahuaMoitra @mkstalin @OfficeofUT @BBCWorld @ndtv @Zee24Ghanta pic.twitter.com/pg5OJ7awgJ
— Dhrupadi (@dhrupadiimagine) May 16, 2021
Shocking. Heart’breaking’ news. The world of Journalism lost one of its finest gems as Sri Anjan Bandyopadhyay, eminent journalist and Editor, Zee 24 Ghanta lost his battle against Covid19 at 9:25pm on May 16, 2021. Rest in peace, Sir. @Zee24Ghanta #anjanbandyopadhyay
— Jayeeta Ganguly (@jayeetag) May 16, 2021
What you remember is his zeal and laughter ..He used to sit next to me mostly to guide me as i was a new entrant to Journalism then ..#AnjanBandyopadhyay How could you leave so early ???
— Rakhee Bakshee (@RBakshee) May 17, 2021
According to family sources, Anjan Bandyopadhyay had tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-April following which he was hospitalised.