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Veteran journalist Kamal Khan passes away

He was an award-winning reporter associated with NDTV for three decades.

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Mumbai: Veteran journalist Kamal Khan has passed away on Friday morning after suffering a heart attack in his home in Lucknow.

Khan was associated with NDTV as executive editor for three decades as part of the Lucknow bureau. He was a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award, and the Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Award from the president of India.

“He will be remembered as a legendary reporter whose work stood out for its perceptiveness and integrity, and the way in which he delivered hard truths with poetic dexterity,” NDTV in a statement said. “As a news anchor Kamal was the picture of poise and expertise, and his language was famous for its trademark elegance, a draw in its own right.”

“We at NDTV, and all those who knew him, are deeply maimed by this giant loss, and it is with regret we share his last report - on the high-profile exits of BJP MLAs ahead of the UP-Assembly election. Most of all, he was a wonderful and generous human being who had only kind words and boundless time for anyone who met him,” the company further said.

Condolences and tributes have been pouring in for Khan by senior politicians and journalists on social media platform Twitter.

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