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The CSF constitutes J. Dey Award for Investigative Journalism. Murdered journalist admired Christ.

June 14, 2011 by  
Filed under lead story, Persecution

Jyotirmoy Dey

Jyotirmoy Dey

The CSF has constituted the J. Dey Award for Investigative Journalism, in memory of the murdered journalist. It comprises a corpus of Rs. 1,00,000 with a citation and memento to be given annually.

– Joseph Dias

Slain scribe Jyotirmoy Napien Kumar Dey, admired Jesus Christ and even lit candles at churches. “I love Jesus Christ, but I want to be cremated as a Hindu,” he had told his friend and former colleague Hussain Zaidi while on a visit to Goa. During our visit to Goa, a place he loved, J Dey as Jyotirmoy is popularly known, stopped by a church to light candles, says Zaidi. The journalist was recalling his association with Dey and the years they spent together in the profession. Jyotirmoy Dey, the Special Investigations Editor of Mid Day was gunned down by unidentified men in Powai, Mumbai on June 11.

– Deccan Chronical

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