New Delhi, Jan 30: Well known journalist and a
Defence Ministry pro Rabindra Seth died here today of heart
failure at the age of 82.
Seth, who breathed his last at 1 pm, is survived by a
son and a daughter. He will be cremated at the Lodhi road
crematorium on January 31.
He started his career before the country's independence
as a reporter with All India Radio, where he spent more than
two decades covering Defence and Parliament. During 1962-63,
Seth was deputed to the Defence ministry and served as pro
with the Indian peacekeeping mission in Congo.
He served as the Army's spokesman for three years from
1966, after which he joined the Press Institute of India
where he researched and taught journalism for four years.
In 1972, he joined the Indian Tourism Development
Corporation as its pro and retired from the organisation in
1983 as a Vice President.
Later, he became a consultant to hotel chains like the
Taj group and ITC-Welcome group and was associated with
leading travel trade publications and mainstream newspapers.
Seth's writings on tourism and aviation were recently
published in two volumes of "Tourism in India". He was also
awarded the UN medal for service in the cause of peace.