SRINAGAR: Bangaluru based Kashmiri journalist, Somnath Sapru has died, reports appearing in the media said. He was 82 and has reportedly died at his Bose Garden residence on Friday.
Mostly writing on defence and aviation, Sapru has been an editor at The Pioneer and The Indian Express. For most of his life, he was covering defence for the Deccan Herald and later he joined The Indian Express as its Resident Editor in Madras. He was a Resident Editor at The New Indian Express as well.
Sapru was born and brought up in Srinagar but he has lived most of his life outside Kashmir. He has authored a book on Kashmir, The Lost Shangri-La: Glimpses of Ancient Kashmir. He also wrote four books on defence. A bachelor, he is survived by his foster son.
Sapru was born on January 21, 1940, and most o his higher education took place at Madras University. He died on January 28, 2022.