Saturday, 15 September 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– Ashwani Kumar Khanna, the father of The Pioneer, Dehradun’s editorial team member Anupma Khanna expired on Thursday. He was born on October 19, 1941 and triumphing over the challenges of the period after India’s partition he grew to be a self-made success story rooted in hard work and a strong value system. An eminent citizen of Dehradun, Khanna retired as an executive engineer from Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited. After retirement, he started a higher educational institutes in Dehradun and other cities of India that he headed as the director. Khanna pursued his engineering from Madhav Rao Scindia Engineering College, Gwalior and was an acclaimed debater appreciated for his powerful writings. He had a strong sense of patriotism and those close to him described him as a strong-minded, kind, fair and honest person. He is survived by three daughters and his wife.