A senior journalist and anchor Davinder Pal Singh passed away in the early hours on Tuesday. From Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, several prominent personalities took to social media to extend condolences on the death of an eminent journalist.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director and President PTC NETWORK, Rabindra Narayan, posted a heartfelt note on social media as he bid adieu to the departed soul. In his Facebook post, he wrote: “Sir, tussi fikar na karo. Go home. We are here. We will take care of everything,” said Davinder in 2009 when almost 30 people were lured in the late evening by a rival organisation into resigning.”
He said that those were early days of PTC and Davinder was one of the founding associates. “Ever since that time, he was someone I could depend upon,” said Rabindra Narayan.
“Someone who will take care of everything he was made responsible for. Whenever something requiring mind and literary or political deep thinking, he was our go-to man. For years he was battling with a kidney ailment and finally he was given one kidney by his father some years ago when both his kidneys packed up. He recovered and was doing well,” he added.
“He was sent to New York when we needed someone to head our USA operations. He expanded our operations there and came back to India about a year or so ago. Ever since that time he was the sole person responsible for our overseas bulletins. He would always be in high spirits and would never say No to any work that came his way. He stood by the organisation through thick and thin,” Narayan said.
Further, he said, “PTC was like his real home and he spent most of his time in office, working diligently to make PTC NEWS shine brighter.” The Managing Director also said that “Yesterday morning he sent me a picture from ICU saying, “Shehar wich nava alien aaya hai”. I replied – “Soon this alien will turn back into human and to be strong.” Like always he said – “On it.”
"Sir, tussi fikar na karo. Go home. We are here. We will take care of everything," said Davinder in 2009 when almost 30…
“My heart goes out to his father who gave his kidney to give another life to him and today he faces which we all thought was not going to happen anymore. Davinder kept the flag of PTC flying high and will sorely be missed. Farewell my brother,” he concluded.