Condolences have poured in on social media after Radhakrishnan Nair, the managing editor of CNN-News18 died on Tuesday morning. 54-year-old journalist was reportedly battling post surgery complications after having undergone kidney transplant a few months ago. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Nair was on ventilator support for few weeks and passed away due to multi-organ failure on Tuesday morning.
Politicians and journalists have begun paying their tributes to Nair. Rajdeep Sardesai, who worked as his boss in CNN-News18, wrote, “One of the finest human beings I have had the privilege to work with, our managing editor when I was at CNN IBN, Radhakrishnan Nair passed away this morning. Please do keep him and his family in your prayers. RIP Radha my friend.. will miss you.”
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tweeted, “Saddened by the demise of Shri Radhakrishnan Nair, an outstanding journalist and a pleasant human being. May God render peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family. Om Shanti.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet read, “Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of senior journalist Radhakrishnan Nair. May God give courage to his family to bear this irreparable loss. RIP”
Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Shocked and saddened by the demise of Radhakrishnan Nair, outstanding journalist and man of integrity. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and the media fraternity.”
Here are some more reactions to his death on Twitter:
Dedicated newsman, thorough professional, a lively amiable presence in the newsroom, above all a steadfast friend. Will miss you #Radhakrishnan Nair, gone much too soon. RIP ?
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) November 27, 2018
I knew Shri Radhakrishnan Nair and am extremely saddened to learn of his passing away. He was a brilliant journalist and a wonderful human being. We will miss him, may god give strength to his family.
Om Shanti ??
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) November 27, 2018
Shocked and saddened by the untimely demise of Radhakrishnan Nair of @CNNnews18. He was a fine journalist, a man of principle & integrity not always found in his profession today. https://t.co/7EcmV5Cdcj
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 27, 2018
Deeply shocked by the sad demise of our former colleague Radhakrishnan Nair, You left us so early !!! Can’t believe that one of the finest human beings & a wonderful editor of our media Industry is no more. All of us will miss you so much. RIP ??? pic.twitter.com/BZQJngCcHF
— Samir Abbas (@TheSamirAbbas) November 27, 2018
Nair had started his journalism career in Kerala while working with news agency UNI before he moved to Delhi. He had joined TV18 group in 1995.