Newton pays tribute to Bloomsbury India colleagues after Covid-19 deaths

Newton pays tribute to Bloomsbury India colleagues after Covid-19 deaths

Bloomsbury c.e.o. Nigel Newton has paid tribute to Bloomsbury India's Aravind Murthy and Yogesh Sharma after they passed away from Covid-19.

Sharma (pictured above), a founding member of Bloomsbury India, passed away last week, leaving behind his wife and two children. Rajiv Beri, m.d. of Bloomsbury India, said: “I admired his commitment, tenacity, strong will and forward thinking apart from his immense knowledge and experience. It is very difficult to accept he is no longer with us. Yogesh will be deeply missed by us all and also the publishing industry, of which he was a driving force. He has left a vacuum which will be very difficult to fill.”

Murthy, (pictured left), Bloomsbury’s India’s regional sales manager for the south, died last month, leaving behind his wife and three-year-old child. Beri said of him: “We are all devastated by this loss. Aravind was an amazing sales manager, very dependable, hard-working, focused, and passionate about his work. An unassuming person of calm demeanour, he was liked and respected by all: his colleagues, his customers, the trade. We will deeply miss him as a fantastic colleague and a great human being."

Newton said: “I am extremely sad about this and all at Bloomsbury send our sympathy and support to the families of Aravind and Yogesh and to our colleagues in India. Bloomsbury has been raising money for the crisis in India and has also sent three oxygen concentrators. None of this can make up for the loss of our colleagues Yogesh and Aravind, and our hearts go out to the family and friends of both, and to our colleagues in India.”