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Senior journalist Girish Nikam dies at 59 after a massive heart attack

New Delhi: Senior journalist and TV anchor Girish Nikam died in New Delhi 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.

Senior journalist Girish Nikam. Image courtesy: Facebook

Senior journalist Girish Nikam. Image courtesy: Facebook

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 is being 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. Information and Broadcasting minister M Venakaiah Naidu today paid tributes to Nikam.

Condoling his death, Naidu said he was saddened at the death of Nikam who had made great contribution to the profession of journalism. He also visited the RML hospital, where 59-year-old Nikam had breathed his last.

Published Date: Nov 07, 2016 22:43 PM | Updated Date: Nov 07, 2016 22:43 PM

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