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Senior RSTV journalist Girish Nikam passes away

Updated: Nov 07, 2016 22:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 (ANI): Senior journalist and TV anchor Girish Nikam passed away on Monday after a severe heart attack.

59-year old Nikam complained of uneasiness while shooting a programme in studio after which he was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where he was announced dead.

He started his journalistic career with English Daily Star of Mysore and later shifted to Indian Express in Bengaluru.

He had worked in various media organisations including India Today, Deccan Chronicle and News Today before joining Rajya Sabha TV.

Nikam's body will be taken to Bengaluru tomorrow for the last rites.

Meanwhile, Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari also condoled the passing away of Nikam.

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the untimely demise of Shri Girish Nikam, Anchor at Rajya Sabha Television. My thoughts are with the bereaved family. I join the Rajya Sabha Television team in offering my condolences to his family and friends and in praying for eternal rest for the departed soul," Vice President Ansari said in a message. (ANI)