Within the Indian automotive journalist fraternity, everyone knew – or had heard of – Nitin Rose. He was a bright and extremely talented young man on his way towards accomplishing great things. Tragically, at the young age of 26, his life was ended in a horrific motorcycle crash near Kullu, in Himachal Pradesh. Nitin was a passionate automotive photojournalist and motorcycle adventure junkie, and we are all deeply saddened that he’s no longer with us.
A native of Haryana, Nitin was an excellent and passionate engineering student. He graduated from YMCA in Faridabad, and took to his love for photography and automobiles. He began shooting for the Cannonball Club, and was the man behind the images of the club’s calendar. He also shot the calendar for GODS (Group of Delhi Superbikers). Nitin was soon snapped up by Top Gear India magazine, where he honed his skills and truly brought the pages of the magazine to life.
Nitin soon expanded his scope and founded his own photography company – Nitin Rose Photography. He also developed an interest in videography. His talent caught the eye of Royal Enfield, who eventually hired him to be their lead photographer and videographer for the Himalayan campaign. The stunning visuals of the Himalayan, which capture the true essence of the bike, are all courtesy of Nitin.
Nitin was also an avid motorcyclist, and he was a well-known biker within the Delhi fraternity. He also owned a Triumph Daytona, and was a regular at the Buddh International Circuit. He was skilled both behind the lens of a camera, as well as a motorcycle, and he will be sorely missed – but never forgotten.
Nitin’s horrible accident, once again, highlights the perils of riding on our roads – which are the most dangerous on the planet. In Nitin’s memory, we pledge to do everything we can to further the cause of road safety in India. We would like to pay our respects, and offer our condolences to his family and friends.