Senior TOI writer dies in Jaisalmer road accident India News – Times of India

Jaipur: Jhimli Mukherjee PandeyA senior journalist from The Times of India, Kolkata, died in a road accident near Jaisalmer on Wednesday. His son and mother who were traveling with him suffered injuries but are out of danger.
According to Arun Kumar, SHO of Sadar police station, a car hit the hired vehicle in which four people were aboard. Jhimli (49), sitting just behind the driver, was the worst victim of the collision. “Three other persons were also injured in the accident: his son Vaibhav (14), his mother Bulbul Mukherjee (75) and the car driver Indranil. Her husband, Ramesh Pandey, is fine,” he said.
The family had gone from Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer and was returning after visiting the fort. Police said the accident took place around 4 pm on the Jaisalmer-Jodhpur highway near the War Museum in Thaiyat village, about 12 km from Jaisalmer city.
“Preliminary investigation into the accident scene indicates that a car headed towards Jaisalmer rammed into the right side of the vehicle in which the family was heading towards Jodhpur. The taxi then slid before turning off the road,” Kumar said.
Jhimli was Senior Assistant Editor at The Times of India, Kolkata. He has worked in the organization for over two decades, covering education, communities and heritage with distinction.