Rock Street Journal founder Amit Saigal no more

06 Jan,2012

By Akash Raha


Amit Saigal, Founder and Editor of Rock Street Journal (RSJ) passed away on January 5, 2012 in Goa. According to reports, he was drowned.


Mr Saigal was a rock lover and an artist himself. He was a part of a band called ‘Impact’ in his early days.


Mr Saigal, along with Shena Gamat Saigal, started RSJ, a monthly magazine that covers the rock music circuit inIndiaand South Asia in 1993 atAllahabad. He printed the first edition of RSJ at his own expenses inAllahabadand distributed approximately 2,500 copies for free as the magazine hardly had any buyers then.


But the magazine soon caught the attention of rock lovers and started getting rave reviews. Ever since then, the magazine remains a favourite with rock lovers. Over the years, the magazine has helped to build immense support for rock musicians inIndiaandSouth Asia.


The magazine is now published fromDelhi. The RSJ group also hosts the Great India Rock Festival, which gives new and budding rock talents a platform to perform.


Amit Saigal, through his publication and concerts, revolutionized the rock scene in India. Mr Saigal’s untimely demise comes as a shock to one and all.


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