Veteran corporate communication professional and Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) governing council chairman N D Rajpal passed away today in New Delhi after brief illness. He was 71 and leaves behind two daughters.
Rajpal with more than four decades of unbroken trail in PR, has made a deep impact in the PR movement in India and globally. He had the knack and capability to network and build bridges across diverse groups, diverse boundaries and opinion makers.
M.B Jayaram, Chairman Emeritus PRCI, remarked, “We could never find a better and more caring friend. He has left us with so many wonderful memories” remarked.
B N Kumar, PRCI National President, said, “It is a huge loss for PRCI and PR fraternity as we always relied on his valuable guidance”.
Geetha Shankar,YCC Chairperson,said, “Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Rajpal ji’s death. We will remember his legacy and celebrate his memory and work to ensure younger generations can learn and become inspired by him.”
Rajpal worked tirelessly to make PRCI as one of the foremost platforms for PR professionalism and has played a key role in establishing chapters all over India.
He took part in PR forums at global meets and think tanks such as World PR Congress in London, Global Alliance meet in Ottawa, Canada in 2000.
Rajpal had the distinction of being invited by the University of Canberra, where he signed an MOU to facilitate regular exchange of consultations between India and Australia.
A gentle, mild and a patient listener that he was, Rajpal could put across his views assertively in his own way even in an adverse situation and bring about a win-win situation.
Recipient of several awards, Rajpal was the Resident Director, Delhi operations of Alembic Ltd.