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We are sorry to report that Dharam Shourie, a veteran US-based journalist and UN correspondent for India's largest wire service, the Press Trust of India, has died. He was 72.
Photojournalist Jay Mandal, whose photo is reproduced here (click to get high-resolution version): sent out a note earlier today:
Giampaolo Pioli, the president of the United Nations Correspondent Association, shared this message with the group's members:
The funeral will be on Friday, July 31 and there will be a memorial service on Saturday, Aug. 1. Here is the information, sent by his family, via the e-mail address that he used for so many years: