In Memoriam – Sumit Josh –

The Asian College of Journalism is greatly saddened to announce the demise of its alumnus Sumit Josh. Sumit, who was part of ACJ’s 2014-15 batch, succumbed to Covid-19 on May 18, 2021. He was admitted to the hospital on April 27 with highly damaged lungs and was on a ventilator for a week before his demise. He was only 30.

Sumit, who specialised in broadcast journalism at ACJ, completed his bachelor’s degree from St Xavier’s Calcutta. “We were together a lot during the first semester,” says his friend, Suyash Shrivastava, a Delhi-based documentary filmmaker, Sumit’s batchmate at ACJ and the last person to see him alive. “He was one of those people who were always ready to adjust, always smiling,” recalls Suyash. “Even in the ICU, he was very positive about everything,”

After graduating from the Asian College of Journalism, Sumit went on to work for several leading media houses, including CBB-IBN, The Times of IndiaThe Quint and NDTV. At the time of his passing, he was working as a news editor at Inshorts.

We extend our deepest condolences to Sumit’s sister, parents and wife, Debdatta.