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    IndiaKashmir Interlocutor Dileep Padgaonkar passes away at 72 in Pune

    Kashmir Interlocutor Dileep Padgaonkar passes away at 72 in Pune

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    Pune, November 25

    Veteran journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, a well-known author and former editor of The Times of and lately one of the Interlocutors, died at a private hospital here on Friday morning, officials said.

    He was 72. He was admitted to Ruby Hospital on November 18 following a massive heart attack.

    Later, he suffered multiple organ failure and was on dialysis after his kidneys stopped functioning.

    Born in Pune and educated at St Vincent High School and Fergusson College here, he went to France and studied for a doctorate at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

    In 1978, he served with the UNESCO at Bangkok and later in Paris in different capacities with its Information Section.

    Earlier, he was the Paris correspondent of the Times of India and later, after coming to India, became its editor.

    Dileep Padgaonkar was one of the interlocutors in the and dialogue process,

    The interlocutors were appointed as part of the Centre's eight-point Kashmir peace initiative. The chairman of the group will enjoy the rank of a Union Cabinet minister.

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