New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Veteran journalist S P K Gupta, who worked for the Press Trust of India (PTI) in various roles for 38 years including as the Moscow correspondent, died Monday at the age of 92, his family said.
Gupta, who died at the AIIMS in Delhi, was suffering from pneumonia, a family member said.
Gupta's career in journalism as a PTI correspondent spanned from 1952 to 1990 with postings in India and Moscow. He had served as the news agency's bureau chief and as its foreign editor in Delhi.
He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Born in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Gupta, or PKG as he was known in PTI, published several books, including "In Quest of Panacea", "Apostle John and Gandhi", "A Wreath for Doctor Ramayya", "Samara Samvadi" and "The Rise and Eclipse of the Soviet Civilisation".
"He was an institution and a consummate reporter," said Unni Menon, Gupta's nephew.
"He told me when I met him last month that he was still working on at least two books. And was worried he might run out of time," said Menon, who also worked in PTI as a journalist from 1981 to 1988. PTI GSN ANB ANB