Senior journalist and author Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey dies in a road accident
Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey, a senior journalist working with The Times of India (TOI) and author of several books, died in a road accident near Jaisalmer on December 29, 2021. Jhimli, 49, worked in Kolkata and was on a holiday with her family. The driver, Jhimli’s son, and her mother sustained injuries but were out of danger; her husband Ramesh Pandey who was also with them, was not injured.
A TOI report reads: According to Sadar police station SHO Arun Kumar, a car rammed into the hired vehicle in which the family of four were traveling. Jhimli (49), seated right behind the driver, bore the brunt of the impact. “Three other persons were also injured in the accident: her son Vaibhav (14), her mother Bulbul Mukherjee (75) and the car driver Indranil. Her husband, Ramesh Pandey, is fine,” he said.
The Police also said that the car accident happened on the Jaisalmer-Jodhpur highway, near a war museum at Thaiyat village, around 4 pm.
Born in Kolkata, Jhimli was a journalist for roughly 24 years. A Senior Assistant Editor with The Times of India, Kolkata, Jhimli had worked with the news organization for over 20 years where she covered communities, heritage, and education. She was well connected and respected in Kolkata’s literary circle and had also worked in organizing the Times Literature Festival (TLF) editions in Kolkata. Her love for literature and enthusiasm towards new ventures was unparalleled.