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“Indrajit was my colleague at the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) when he was Secretary General and I was a Board member. He was one of the most driven and creative Secretaries General since AMIC’s inception in 1971. He found ways to position the Asian organization as a strong player in the global communication landscape. His long and warm arms of friendship embraced numerous scholars and practitioners from around the world and engaged them for the benefit of AMIC. He was exceptionally ambitious for AMIC and found creative ways to make things happen. His programming of AMIC conferences during his tenure was an intellectual treat for many of us who had often struggled to put up decent conference agenda. He had a way with ideas and people. He got things done against many odds. He pleaded, cajoled and, occasionally, ‘threatened’ dear friends into submission. I was looking forward to meeting Indrajit in Paris today at his invitation to attend a UNESCO conference. Fate took him away yesterday. I and many other friends who knew him well were devastated. Fortunately, his work and words remain with us and will inspire me and others to strive for greater heights in what we do, as he did.”

Arun Mahizhnan
Singapore
26 January 2019