The Embassy of India in Washington, D.C., organized a memorial ceremony Feb. 21 to condole the passing away of two stalwarts of India-U.S. journalism – War-ren Unna, former South Asia Bureau Chief of Washington Post and longtime columnist for the Statesman and T.V. Parasuram, a veteran Press Trust of India/Indian Express corre-spondent. Unna, 93, died Feb. 9 of congestive heart failure at a retirement community in Mitchellville, Md, while Parasuram, also 93, died at his home in Bethesda, Md., Feb. 13.

The event saw participation of the fami-lies and close friends, old India hands among the media and members of the Indian-Amer-ican community, an embassy press release said.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of India to the United States Navtej Sarna, highlighted the stellar contributions of Para-suram and Unna in the field of journalism and promotion of greater empathy and deep-er mutual understanding between the people of India and the world. The Ambassador also drew attention to the passing away of anoth-er legendary journalist – Ambassador Sarna also paid trubute to (1961-78).