Senior journalist Girish Nikam dies of heart attack after a TV shoot


Senior journalist and TV anchor Girish Nikam died on Monday following a massive heart attack.

Nikam, 59, complained of uneasiness after a programme shoot in the studios and was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where he breathed his last, according to his associates.

His last message on Twitter was about ban on NDTV. He had asked the I&B ministry to make the questionable video of NDTV broadcast public.

He had tweeted, “I think the I&B Ministry should upload the video which was considered by the Inter-ministerial c’tee recommending the #Ban on #NDTVIndia.”

Nikam started his journalistic career with “Star of Mysore” in Mysuru and later shifted to Indian Express, Bengaluru.

He had worked in other media organisations including India Today, Deccan Chronicle and News Today before doing programmes for Rajya Sabha TV.

Nikam’s body will be taken to Bengaluru on Tuesday for the last rites.

Prasar Bharati Chairman A Suryaprakash was among others who condoled the death of Nikam.
Suryaprakash said Nikam was an extremely versatile mediaperson who traversed the worlds of print, television and social media.

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