Veteran environmental journalist Darryl D’Monte passed away in Mumbai, India on Saturday evening. He was aged 76.
Over the past one year, he had been undergoing treatment for cancer, which he is said to have overcome. However, on Saturday afternoon, he was admitted to hospital, where he died later in the day, according to The Indian Express.
An ardent environmental journalist, D’Monte, who served on key positions in a number of media houses in India, had an experience of over four decades.
He was the founder-president of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ) in Dresden, Germany in 1993. Also, he had served as the chairperson of the Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI).
Over the past few years, D’Monte had been contributing articles on environmental issues to various newspapers. He had also written a book titled Ripping the Fabric, which assesses the decline of cotton mills in Mumbai and the consequent challenges that the city had to face due to mill closures.
He was also the trustee of the Mumbai Waterfronts Centre, which took up projects to improve life of Mumbai citizens.
The story originally appeared in The Indian Express