For the longest time, I would hungrily download Meet The Press every Sunday evening from iTunes – anxious to catch the latest political nuances and news – and not distracted by the visual.

And this Friday, while returning my car to Avis at Kansas City International Airport – I learnt that he was dead.

Tim Russert was in a rarified group of political commentators who believed in a political discourse not through rhetoric, but through information and facts. He wouldn’t shy of asking politicians and presidential candidates questions that were based in research. He would be missed.

Thank you Tim. For evenings filled with information. That only a political junkie can admire. And rest in peace, my friend.