A Tribute To Chanchal Pal Chauhan, Auto News, ET Auto

A Tribute To Chanchal Pal ChauhanBy Sudhir Rao, former Chairman & MD, Skoda India

When Denver, my former colleague, educated me of Chanchal’s passing absent, I was remaining in a dazed shock, which introduced alone as lonely tearful sobs. Chanchal was a very good close friend for whom I experienced the utmost respect as an “aggressive but truthful and fair” journalist.

It dawned on me right after my initially few months at Skoda in 2012 that he was not aspect of any of our media interactions. On asking, I was instructed that he experienced been “blacklisted” by a senior colleague in the Team for a essential report he experienced prepared.

A Tribute To Chanchal Pal ChauhanMore questions and information uncovered that his composing, even though unfavorable to the unique/Team, was factually and analytically correct. We decided that, as far as Skoda was concerned, we would undo this situation – leading to Chanchal’s and my sturdy bond since then.

I respected, and strongly endorsed, his journalistic accountability and obligation to seek details and report reality, on the other hand disagreeable to the man or woman or corporation included. He respected my expectation that he would constantly seek our perspective prior to arriving at his conclusions and what is off the history would continue to be so.

I fully commited to him that I would constantly respect his right to do what a passionate journalist is supposed to do – notify the viewers factually and in truth. Chanchal, I recall your text, “Sir, I am a Rajput, I will under no circumstances deviate from my values of integrity”.

Pankaj and Sumant, the remaining of the triumvirate brotherhood whom I fondly dubbed “3 Idiots” (you were being my serious-life incarnate of the people of my favourite motion picture) will under no circumstances be finish without the need of you.

My very last Chanchal memory is of us increasing a virtual toast with each other all through the lockdown — Solan whisky he experienced gifted me, produce of his Himalayan orchards that he liked so dearly — and searching ahead to very good times when we could actually satisfy.

Good bye, my close friend Chanchal, that is regrettably not to be. May well your soul discover the peace it deserves.

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