Indian Newslink Founder Ravin Lal passes away

Indian Newslink Founder Ravin Lal passes away

Venkat Raman

Auckland, November 28, 2019

Ravin Lal

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing away of Ravin Lal, Founder and first Publisher of Indian Newslink in Auckland this morning.

He had just completed 70 years of age (on October 15, 2019).

Ravin has been suffering from illnesses in recent months and the end came at about 7 am at his residence in the South Auckland suburb of Papakura.

He is survived by his wife Arin and their son Ronan (25).

The Funeral arrangements are being made, details of which will be announced in due course.

Man of integrity

A man known for his integrity, hard work and diligence, Ravin was a media veteran and held several positions of importance in the publishing industry in Fiji, United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries before migrating to New Zealand more than 30 years ago.

He established Indian Newslink on November 15, 1999 to carry the ‘Voice of the Community.’ He nurtured it with his experience and expertise and gave it character, strength and power of conviction. Indian Newslink owes its progress and popularity to his vision and direction.

He was of friendly disposition and had a very large circle of friends and admirers. His passion for Soccer drew him closer to many high-ranking players in New Zealand and Fiji and other countries where Fijian reside.

Indian Newslink conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaving family. We will do a detailed feature on him in due course.


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