Campaign India Team
Oct 22, 2018

Veteran PR professional KS Neelakandan passes away

The former director of public affairs at Pfizer was one of the pioneers of PR in India

Veteran PR professional KS Neelakandan passes away
K S Neelakandan, former director, public affairs at Pfizer India, who was closely associated with the Public Relation Society of India passed away recently. A keen practitioner of public relations, he contributed to the industry for over five decades. He was also the chairman of Asian Institute of Public Relations (AIPR) and director, Healthcare & Industry Information Centre, where he played an active role in developing the PR industry. On the health care front he played a key role in representing the industry and having dialogues with the government and on various public affairs and policies. 
In the mid-70s and early 80s Neelakandan was an early champion of the PR industry. An avid music buff he also represented several cultural organisations. He was also associated with the Indo-American Society where he was the senior vice-chairman. In his later years, he was keenly pursuing the idea of setting up a PR & communication college. In his passing away the industry has lost a great leader and a mentor. 
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