Financial Express managing editor Sunil Jain passed away after battling COVID-19 on 15 May. He was 58 years old. Jain was admitted at AIIMS Delhi after his condition worsened on 3 May and despite the best treatment possible, he couldn’t be saved.
“My brother, Sunil Jain, passed away this evening after post-Covid complications. He suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in the day, but was revived, and finally passed after another cardiac arrest around 8.30 p.m. The doctors and all medical staff at AIIMS did their best and more. I thank you for standing by us in this dark hour,” his sister Sandhya Jain said in a statement.
Jain has been with Financial Express for over a decade. He finished his Masters from the Delhi School of Economics in 1986 and started his career as a consultant. He then took charge of the export policy desk at FICCI, before getting into journalism with India Today magazine in 1991. He was the magazine’s business editor for a year before joining The Indian Express to lead business and economy coverage. After six years, he moved to Business Standard for eight years, before returning to the Express Group with The Financial Express in 2010.