Paying condolences, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "You left us too soon, Sunil Jain. I will miss reading your columns and hearing your frank as well as insightful views on diverse matters. You leave behind an inspiring range of work. Journalism is poorer today, with your sad demise. Condolences to family and friends. Om Shanti."
You left us too soon, Sunil Jain. I will miss reading your columns and hearing your frank as well as insightful views on diverse matters. You leave behind an inspiring range of work. Journalism is poorer today, with your sad demise. Condolences to family and friends. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 15, 2021
Anant Goenka, executive director of the Indian Express group, which owns the Financial Express, described Jain as a friend who was of unquestionable integrity and inspired with his professional commitment.
"Privileged to have known him, will cherish his passion, balance & wisdom.Your Express family will miss you," he tweeted.
Sunil Jain, Managing Editor of Financial Express lost his battle to Covid today. He was a friend, of unquestionable integrity & inspired us with his professional commitment. Privileged to have known him, will cherish his passion, balance & wisdom.Your Express family will miss you
— Anant Goenka (@anantgoenka) May 15, 2021
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed shock at his death.
The passing away of Sunil Jain, the Managing Editor @FinancialXpress is a big loss. Benefitted immensely from the various interactions with him. Sharp & quick, he was full of ideas. His criticism were biting, equally his suggestions constructive.Personally, will miss his counsel.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) May 15, 2021
A regular Twitter user, Jain had posted about his poor health on May 3 and then expressed his thanks in his last tweet on the same day after he was admitted at AIIMS.
"Thank you everyone for all the help. I don't even know whom all to thank. Am in AIIMS emergency now. So I'm safe hands," he had tweeted.
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