Senior journalist PV Ramanujam, the very long time chief of Press Trust of India’s Ranchi bureau, was discovered useless on Thursday at his office-cum-residence Ranchi.
Mr Ramanujam, 55, is survived by his spouse and a son.
Mr Ramanujam served at PTI in varied capacities for 35 years in Cuttack, Delhi and Ranchi.
The police is investigating the circumstances resulting in his demise.
According to household sources, Mr Ramanujam’s funeral shall be held on Friday in Ranchi.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Union minister Arjun Munda have been amongst others who condoled the premature demise of the senior journalist.
“The untimely demise of PV Ramanujam is a great loss to the field of journalism,” Mr Soren mentioned in a tweet.
“His long experience in journalism used to guide and inspire mediapersons,” the chief minister mentioned.
Mr Ramanujam’s colleagues at PTI mourned his demise and remembered him as a selfless and soft-spoken one that was at all times keen to assist others.