Senior journalist Girish Nikam dies of heart attack, media fraternity mourns

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

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New Delhi, Nov 8: Senior journalist and TV anchor Girish Nikam died here 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.

Girish Nikam

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.

PTI 

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