The former editor of Hindi Blitz and Savera, Shri Nand Kishore Nautiyal is no more. It is reported that on 30th August 2019, he took his last breath at his residence in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

His untimely death is not just a loss to journalism community but also to the Hindi speaking audience. My sincere condolences to the bereaved family.

He was well known journalist and a prolific Hindi writer. It reported that he had rich experiences in working with several newspapers like Navbharat Saptahik Mumbai, Dainik Lokmanya Mumbai, Lokmat Nagpur, Delhi Press, Sarita, Hindi Blitz etc.

He contributed a lot in the promotion of Hindi literature. He was the Chairman of Maharashtra State Hindi Literature Academy and also the Chairman of Badrinath Temple Committee. He received several awards from several organizations in the country.

He was born in a modest village of Uttarakhand but most of his life, he spent in Mumbai and dedicated to the promotion of journalism and Hindi literature. He was very deeply associated with a number of social and cultural organizations in last 40 years. He was often invited by social organizations in cultural programmes as a chief guest. When I used to work in Mumbai at NITIE and later on, I often used to meet him and used to attend several Uttarakhand and other North Indian cultural events held in Mumbai.

When he was the Editor of Hindi Blitz, he asked me to write an article on Zero Based Budgeting (I was deeply involved on this subject in providing training). I contributed a twelve-page article on ZBB in English and to my surprise, he translated the same article in Hindi in three-hours and got it published in Hindi Blitz. He was a humble guy in his dealing in public domain. I still remembered that whenever I did something achievable, he used to call me "Garhwal ka Heera (Diamond) hai"; a fantastic way to motivate young people.

May the Almighty rest his noble soul in peace and give strength to his family.