Union Minister of State (Ind Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region Jitender Singh on Friday condoled the death of Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami’s father. Goswami’s father, Colonel (retd) Manoranjan Goswami died in Mumbai on Thursday night.
According to reports, his body was being taken to Guwahati in Assam for cremation.
Jitender Singh wrote, “Heartfelt condolences to #ArnabGoswami on the sad demise of his father Colonel Manoranjan Goswami. Prayers to the departed soul.” Himanta Biswa Sarma, a minister in the Assam government, wrote, “My heartfelt condolences to Arnab Goswami & family on the sad demise of his father Colonel Manoranjan Goswami, whom I’ve known as a wonderful human being. A brilliant commentator, Col Goswami was a strong voice on social & political issues. Prayers to the departed soul.”
Singer Adnan Sami wrote, “My deepest heartfelt condolences to Arnab Goswami on the sad demise of his dear father. It’s extremely tragic to lose a parent. May he rest in peace…Love & duas.”
Goswami senior had unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha polls on the BJP ticket from Assam in the past.Arnab Goswami did not turn up to work on Thursday night as his debate show was presented by other Republic TV colleagues.
Goswami was in news recently after the Centre’s Narendra Modi government controversially appointed him a member in Nehru Memorial Museum & Library.