Financial Express managing editor Sunil Jain died on Saturday after battling COVID-19 for weeks. He was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi on 3 May. His sister Sandhya Jain gave information about the demise of the editor on Twitter.
“We lost my brother Sunil Jain this evening to Covid 19, its complications. The Doctors and Staff of AIIMS fought valiantly, but the demon was very powerful. The Tirthankaras guide their onward journey; Deepest gratitude to all those who stood by us during these darkest days, @drharshvardhan @ rajivtuli69, ”she wrote.
Sunil Jain tweeted on 1 May about his deteriorating health condition as his oxygen levels remained low. “I’ve been struggling with 85+ levels for a week – mostly 88-90 – and every time it happens, 8-9 times a day, I do pronal breathing. The doctors want to avoid the hospital because there’s no place, So this is the only way, very scary, especially at night, so it helps if someone is next to you, ”he wrote in response to a tweet on the prone.
Condoling his demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “You left us too soon, Sunil Jain. I would miss to read your columns and listen to your clear and practical views on various matters. You leave behind an inspiring category of work. Journalism is weak today due to your sad demise. Condolences to family and friends. Peace.”
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also expressed condolences. “It is very sad to hear that senior journalist Sunil Jain, editor of Financial Express, has passed away. He was an inspiration and an inspiration to the generation of journalists. Deepest condolences to his family, ”he said.