Prime Minister Narendra Modi described eminent journalist B G Verghese, who died on Tuesday, as an “accomplished writer and an insightful thinker.” Condoling the death of Verghese, Modi said “may his soul rest in peace”. The Editors Guild of India on Tuesday night said the passing away of BG Verghese, a veteran journalist and a “sensitive chronicler” of post-Independence India’s triumphs and travails, is a grievous loss to the world of journalism and to public and humanistic causes in general.Paying tributes to Verghese, the Guild President N Ravi said Verghese served as a “conscience” of the media world. Verghese had a gentle touch combined with a firm commitment to the public interest and humane values, Ravi said in a statement.

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BG Verghese was an accomplished writer, insightful thinker: Narendra Modi