CNN-News18 managing editor Radhakrishnan Nair passes away; ministers, journalists remember veteran scribe

The Managing Editor of CNN-News18, Radhakrishnan Nair, passed away on Tuesday morning after losing battle with post-surgery complications.

FP Staff November 27, 2018 10:05:51 IST
CNN-News18 managing editor Radhakrishnan Nair passes away; ministers, journalists remember veteran scribe

Radhakrishnan Nair, the managing editor of CNN-News18, passed away at the age of 54 early Tuesday due to health reasons, a CNN-News18 report said. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

CNNNews18 managing editor Radhakrishnan Nair passes away ministers journalists remember veteran scribe

Former CNN-News18 Managing Editor Radhakrishnan Nair. Image courtesy: Twitter/@Radha_Network18

Nair was one of the longest-serving employees of Network18, having been associated with it for over 25 years. During his tenure, he held many key positions at the organisation.

Nair ventured into business news with CNBC TV18, a business channel, following which he moved to CNN-News18 (formerly CNN-IBN in 2005 and took over as the managing editor of the national news channel in September 2014.

Nair started his career with UNI in Kerala and then moved to Delhi. His stint with TV news began in 1995 with TV18. Nair also produced programmes for Doordarshan, BBC, Sony and Asia's first business channel ABNI. He was a chemistry graduate and a gold medallist in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism in Thiruvananthapuram, who also held a Master's degree in Communication and Journalism from the Kerala University.

Condolences poured in for Nair on Twitter with Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Suresh Prabhu also expressing sorrow over his untimely demise.

Fellow journalists also took to Twitter to remember fond memories of Nair.

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