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Rajya Sabha TV sr anchor journalist Girish Nikam passes away

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MUMBAI: This was his last tweet. “I think the I&B Ministry should upload the video which was considered by the Inter-ministerial c'tee recommending the #Ban on #NDTVIndia”. Sadly, senior journalist and consultant/anchor at Rajya Sabha TV (RStv)  Girish Nikam did not get to see the progress of the saga NDTV-ministry of information & broadcasting. Nikam died earlier today following a massive heart attack.

He felt uneasy after filming a show today and was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi where he breathed his last.

Amongst the shows he used to host on Rajya Sabha TV was one called The Big Picture.

The 59 year old had a long career spanning Star of Mysore in Mysuru, Indian Express, Bengaluru, Eenadu, India Today, Deccan Chronicle and News Today.

His body is to be flown to Bengaluru for his last rites.

Nikam had a MA in Social work, Criminology and correctional administration, apart from a BA in Journalism.

Among those who condoled his  passing away include:

Rajdeep Sardesai: “Veteran journalist Girish Nikam passes away almost literally on the job. Died soon after recording a show for RS tv. RIP”

Venkaiah Naidu: “Visited mortal remains of Shri Girish Nikam. Doctors said he suffered a massive heart attack and they couldn't revive him. Very sad.  Saddened by d sudden demise of Shri Girish Nikam. Known him 4 many years right frm early ETV days. My condolences to d bereaved family. RIP. ”

Prasar Bharati chairman A.S. Suryaprakash said that Nikam was an extremely versatile mediaperson who traversed the worlds of print, television and social media.

Also read :- Bye Bye, Girish

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