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Industry Pays Homage to Sh Joginder P. Malhotra

04/08/2020 | Author: Autoguide | 0 Comments Back To Home   < Previous News   |   Next news >

Founder bids adieu

I have known Shri Joginder Malhotraji since I was in school and used to meet him whenever I went to our Kashmere Gate showroom in the early 70s. On inquiring from my father, I was told that Malhotraji would come nearly every day to Kashmere Gate. No wonder his dogged perseverance made him omnipresent at each and every occasion related to the automotive industry all over the country, and actually around the whole world.
He was a very gentle and noble soul with a cool and calm demeanour. I have lost count of the number of occasions that I have met him (probably hundreds) but what struck me most was his agility and grasp of the subject matter. He could opine about the world’s automotive industry and had figures on his tips to back them up.
Malhotraji will be missed dearly for his magnificent and yeoman service to this industry. He has eft a void difficult to fill. One can always visualise his face with a broad smile and it is difficult to fathom that he is with us no more.
This is my humble tribute to Shri Joginder Malhotraji.
Sunil Arora
Abilities India
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Mr. Joginder Malhotra was an integral part of the auto industry. We will miss his presence in all major auto events. In auto journalism, he was one of the pioneers. The industry will miss his knowledge and views; and more than anything his pleasant presence.
Chairman Rane Group
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I felt warmth every time I met him. He was like a father figure to me.  It’s still hard to believe that he’s not among us now.
Manav Kapur
Steelbird International
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Joginder Malhotra was very close to Delux Family at corporate and personal level. Our relations go back to mid-70s when our late Chairman Dilip Rathod struck good synergy with Shri Joginder. They mutually extended their friendship by meeting aftermarket leaders in Mumbai and Delhi. 
Our relationship got further strengthened to second and third generations when I and Rohan discussed contemporary business scenario with him from time to time.  
Joginder contributed to Indian aftermarket by documenting continuous growth of Indian OEMs and component makers. He had a warm heart in expressing the passion and pride of key auto players’ journey over the last five decades. 
In Joginder’s passing away, the automobile Industry has a lost a strong voice. I’m sure Autoguide Team will continue to maintain the spirit and verve of Joginder in all its forthcoming publications.
We express our condolences to Malhotra family and Autoguide. 
Delux will always support Autoguide in its endeavours. 
Our best wishes remain for Autoguide! 
Kirti Rathod 
Delux Bearings Pvt Ltd 
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I’m shocked to hear of Mr Joginder Malhotra’s demise. May his soul rest in peace! I knew him for a very long time, probably since 2001-02. The best part is we used to meet only in Auto Expo and he was ever cordial and used to remember my name. His soft talking and his behaviour will always haunt me. Even in February this year, we met each other and this time I went to him since our stall was just opposite Autoguide stall. We exchanged greetings and he came over to our stall and wanted to know the new technologies. It was amazing to see him. I still have that photograph with me. 
Biswajit Choudhury
Endurance Technologies Ltd
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I am extremely sorry to hear about the sad demise of Shri. Joginder P. Malhotra, the Founder of Autoguide. His loss is an irreplaceable one not only for your family but also for the auto industry. He never missed to visit any International automobile trade fair and always gave extensive coverage of the participants and shared with his readers the industry’s future direction. 
I knew Mr. Malhotra since 1975. He was a man of perseverance and hard-working and was dedicated towards journalism with unlimited enthusiasm. He was always cheerful and had positive thinking. Certainly, the auto industry would miss him a lot. The contribution he has made to the auto industry cannot be quantified. 
I pray Almighty for his soul to rest in peace! 
Roots Group of Companies
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Sh. Malhotra was instrumental in introducing Autoguide and ensuring its success and availability in every nook and corner of the auto industry in the shortest time. Thereafter, no looking back! Today Autoguide is one the best auto magazines in the country, will remain one of the best and Sh. Joginder P. Malhotra shall be remembered forever!
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With profound grief, I extend my heartfelt condolence to the family of Mr Joginder Malhotra. I am sure there is a great emptiness left by his passing away, but I am certain that the strength of the love that your family shares for each other and for Mr Joginder Malhotra will get you through this difficult time. 
I’d been associated with Mr Joginder Malhotra ever since the inception of my business in 1979 and have always highly appreciated his work for the Autoguide magazine which has been like a mirror of the auto parts industry. The insightful articles and current trends collated in one book have always been worth a read. 
As for my personal memory of him, I especially remember his gentle spirit and soft spoken nature. He will always be remembered as a giving person of great character.
Though his departure will leave a void, I am absolutely confident that his equally competent family will take forward his legacy through this magazine and will leave no stone unturned in producing excellent editions in the coming days. 
As we comprehend this loss, we should know that each memory is a note of love rising to the heavens and while we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet such a pure soul behind the veil.
Taminder Nangru
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In the demise of Mr. Joginder P. Malhotra on April 18, 2020, the Indian automotive industry has lost a true friend and a seasoned statesman who untiringly served the cause of the industry for over 50 years, right from the inception of car industry in India. Joginderji was a very passionate, gregarious and affable gentleman who was at the forefront of showcasing the automotive industry. Pray the Almighty give his family and Mr. MP Malhotra the strength to bear this irreparable loss! Wishing the Autoguide team the very best to take forward the rich legacy of Joginderji!  
Rajan wadhera
Mahindra and Mahindra
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I am indeed sorry to learn of the demise of Mr. Joginder Malhotra. My sincere condolences to the immediate family as well to his extended family at Autoguide!
I have personally known and interacted with Mr. Joginder Malhotra over the last four decades. He was always personally present at all automotive gatherings be they large or small. I have seen him interact with all members connected with the automotive industry to seek their opinion on various issues which the industry was tackling. His was a face we never missed at any gathering. His enthusiasm and spirit was boundless and infectious. His dedication to the automobile industry has contributed much to the development of this industry. He has indeed served the industry well with excellent coverage of events and with insightful articles in his reputed magazine. I do know that his demise is a terrible loss to all at Autoguide and his ever-smiling face and presence will be sorely missed in our industry. 
Krishna Kejriwal
Chairman & Managing Director
Remsons Industries Ltd 
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In the passing away of Mr. Joginder Malhotra, the Indian auto industry has lost a true pioneer.  With his encyclopedic knowledge of the industry, he was always a rich source of insight. 
His pleasing personality endeared him to all.  His signature warm-hearted smile, exhibited the resilience and experience gathered over the years, teaching valuable lessons of Respect, Grit and Hard work - to young and old, who encountered him.
I pray for the departed soul; may God grant him everlasting peace.
D.K. Jain
Group Chairman
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We are very saddened to hear about the demise of Mr. Joginder P. Malhotra on April 18, 2020. It is very surprising as we had last seen him very active during the Auto Expo 2020. 
Our association with him is for more than two decades. We were overwhelmed by his continuous news update and closely monitoring the happening in the auto industry and sharing the same through Autoguide. 
His relationship with automotive fraternity was amazing. We appreciated his creative thinking and positive attitude which was demonstrated during our every interaction. 
We are confident that you will be able to take Autoguide to much better heights as the guidance provided by him will always support you in all future endeavours. 
K. Saravanasundaram
Deputy Managing Director
Roots Industries India Limited 
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Extremely sorry to hear the sad news! Please accept condolences from the entire Bhandari family. May his soul rest in peace!
I would like to just say that Joginder Uncle was one of the finest people this automotive spares trade has ever seen. His positivity and broad vision made him and his family an example in the industry, May his soul rest in peace forever! He will always be truly missed.
Rishubh Bhandari 
Makino Automotive
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I’m very sad to hear that Mr. JP Malhotra passed away on April 18, 2020.  May the departed soul rest in eternal peace! I pray Almighty to give strength to his family members to bear this irreparable loss. I knew Mr. JP Malhotra since last couple of years through Autoguide magazine and had a cordial relationship with him since beginning .   He was a man of principle and down to earth in business dealings.
Unnikrishnan  V C
Jindal Aluminium Ltd
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I am deeply shocked to hear the sad and sudden demise of my good friend and the Editor of Autoguide, Mr Joginder Malhotra.  I knew Joginder for many decades and he had been a good friend of mine and a well-wisher of my companies. Joginder had wide contacts in the automotive industry and was a highly respected figure. He covered all the companies so well in his magazine. 
We will miss him!
P Vijayaraghavan
TVS Tyres
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My sincere condolences on the sad demise of Joginder ji! He was a dear friend from the auto industry whom I admired much. 
I got acquainted with Mr Joginder Malhotra a long time ago maybe almost twenty years back. Over the next twenty years I had a chance to interact with him on numerous occasions either during official launches of new cars or on various auto industry forums.
I found him a very passionate professional who truly cared about the industry. He had a vast knowledge of the industry and could recall almost all momentous events in the Indian auto industry’s history.
On more than a couple of occasions, I discussed in detail about the Indian auto industry and the possible trends that we may see in it. His analysis was always logical and nearly always accurate.
The last I met him was at the Auto Expo in Noida in February. He was his usual enthusiastic self and took keen interest in the various models that were on display. His enthusiasm was contagious and I learnt much from him.
We will all miss him much.
May his noble soul rest in peace!
Shashank Srivastava 
Maruti Suzuki India
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We are distressed to learn about the sudden passing away of Sh. Joginder P. Malhotra on April 18, 2020. We had the opportunity of meeting him in the recent Auto Expo at Pragati Maidan and spending some time together.
Mr. Malhotra has been the doyen of the journalism of automobile industry for more than 50 years and we had the privilege of enjoying his association and friendship for all these years. His serene and unassuming personality has been a matter of charm and joy for all of us.
He has served the industry tirelessly with his unique sense of dedication and commitment and his contribution in the print media through his meticulous publication Autoguide will remain memorable for long time to come.
May God grant eternal peace to the noble departed soul and strength and solace to his loved ones!
M.L. Aggarwal
Managing Director
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My heartfelt condolence on the sad demise of Joginder Ji! I pray to God to give courage to all his family members and friends to bear this loss!
My friendship with Joginder Ji was over 50 years. He was a true friend. It is rather difficult to put in words my appreciation with regards to his personality. He was a man of few words. During his life all around, he created friends and no enemies.
His commitment to his professional career was of a very high order. Throughout his life, he along with his team upgraded the technology to the level where is magazine Autoguide is considered and is well appreciated in the automobile trade and industry.
He was a very simple and dignified person and he is going to be missed by all of us. 
Virat Sondhi
JMA Group
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We are deeply saddened on the demise of Sh Joginder P Malhotra. He was a true friend, professional, and a good human being. 
As a Founder of Autoguide, he was an integral part of the automotive industry. Also, Shri Malhotra Ji had earned numerous awards for his dedication and hard work as an Editor. 
He will always be remembered for being as a great intellectual and for his noble deeds towards society. 
On behalf of Spark Minda Group, we express the deepest condolence to the members of his family. Someone so special can never be forgotten. We pray for Sh, Joginder P Malhotra. May his soul rest in peace!
Ashok Minda
Group CEO
Minda Corporation Limited
Spark Minda
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Joginder P.Malhotra, Founder and Editor of Autoguide, who died on April 18, 2020 aged 85, was a man of conviction, confidence and courage. He believed that hard work and ambition must shine with brilliant achievement and he had worked to prove by making this journal a guidebook for the motor parts and auto industry. Before launching the venture in 1966, Malhotraji came to me for advice and help. I rather discouraged him by explaining the pitfalls in the publication business. But he was eager and adamant on the project. He seemed to be confident of success. Eventually he launched two jourrnals- Autoguide and Scooter Guide. 
Mr Malhotra had many plus points. Besides some experience in this line, his financial discipline and humble and respectable bearing towards his staff led the way to the success. Today both the journals are in the forefront to the auto industry. 
Since Mr Malhotra had so much devotion to his project, the best homage would be to add more luster to the journal. He would be missed by the family, friends and the staff who really loved him for his calm mannerism and his principles. It is really sad only two months ago, he was in our midst. May his soul rest in peace! 
 AC Saxena
Veteran Journalist
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Today, we remember Sh. JP Malhotra with a heavy heart; with whom we shared a strong association of over five decades.
He has left behind a legacy of positive memories. He was a string that kept our automotive Industry bound together through his consistent efforts. A  man with immense dignity and high moral values, a loving family man and above all virtuous and compassionate  - Mr. Malhotra will always be remembered by one and all.
Our best tribute to him will be to follow the ideals he taught us. May almighty God give eternal peace to the departed soul and strength to his family to bear this immense loss! 
The void will be felt by all of us for years to come.
 Rajesh Jain
CMD - NEOLITE ZKW lightings Pvt.Ltd.
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I knew Joginderji since the 70s when I joined Elofic. He would often visit our office, then situated in Kashmere Gate, for a little chitchat with my father Late Sh. Mohinder Singh Sahni. As a young learner, I was very impressed by his skills of sweet and soft yet assertive talking. Thereafter I constantly met him in various meetings and exhibitions and he always made it a point to enquire about the wellbeing of my father. As a matter of fact, he used to specially visit our stand at the exhibition again just to meet and have a cup of tea with my father, whenever he got to know about his visit.
Late Sh.Joginder Malhotra would make it a point to visit all auto exhibitions all over the world. I remember having met him several times at the Las Vegas, Dubai and Frankfurt exhibitions and each time I admired him for the vigour and energy he displayed. The last time when I met him was at the Auto Expo, Delhi in February 2020 and he appeared a bit weak physically but not mentally. We briefly discussed the overall scenario in the auto industry. I did not realise it would be my last meeting with him. May his soul rest in peace!
KD Sahni
Vice Chairman
Elofic Industries Ltd.
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I have Known Late Sh. JP Malhotra Ji since my childhood, as he was very closely associated with my Babuji and our family. As a child, I learnt a lot from him. He would always offer his practical advice and support. I have a huge admiration for him. He was extremely active even at this stage of life. I used to meet him in almost all major industry events. He was blessed with enviable passion and sincerity as an Editor. He had a very strong connect in aftermarket/dealer fraternity. He was also instrumental in introduction of many of dealer partners to us.  Without doubt, I can assert that he was a visionary & a true Karmyogi !”
N K Minda
Uno Minda
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