Mumbai square named after slain journalist Jyotirmoy Dey
Mumbai : A city square where noted journalist Jyotirmoy Dey was shot dead over five years ago, was today named after him.
Mumbai Mayor Snehal Ambekar unveiled the plaque for the ‘J Dey Chowk’ this morning just across the road where he was gunned down on June 11, 2011.
The naming of the square after the journalist was an initiative of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mumbai Press Club.
The unveiling of the plaque was followed by a commemoration ceremony to mark Dey’s 5th death anniversary.
His former colleagues and Press Club members remembered the “brave and self-less reportage” of the fearless journalist on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Dey’s wife Shubha said, “He (Dey) was an exemplary human being. He was not just a good journalist, but a man who would go out of his way to help others. Selflessness was the core quality of his.”
The Mayor described Dey as a “fearless journalist” and said it was his habit to report the truth.
“He used to do fearless journalism and bring out truth, much to the dislike of many people. It was his habit to speak and report truth,” she said.
Dey, known to be a fearless journalist, often wrote on Mumbai underworld’s activities and gang-wars. The 56-year-old crime reporter worked with leading publications like Mid-Day and Hindustan Times.
Local corporatror Chandan Sharma, MLA Naseem Khan, Mumbai Press Club chairman Gurbir Singh were among others present on the occasion.