NDTV journalist and executive editor Kamal Khan passed away at the age of 61 on Friday. The journalist reportedly suffered a heart attack at his residence in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. NDTV confirmed the news on their Twitter handle.
à¤¤à¥à¤¨ à¤¦à¤¶à¤ à¤¸à¥ à¤¦à¤¿à¤² à¤à¥ à¤²à¥à¤¨à¥ à¤µà¤¾à¤²à¥ à¤à¤¼à¤¬à¤°à¥à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¨à¥ à¤µà¤¾à¤²à¥,— NDTV India (@ndtvindia) January 14, 2022
à¤¹à¤®à¤¾à¤°à¥ à¤à¤¹à¥à¤¤à¥ à¤à¤®à¤¾à¤² à¤à¤¾à¤¨,
à¤à¤ à¤¹à¤® à¤¸à¤¬à¤à¥ à¤ à¤¨à¤à¤¤ à¤¶à¥à¤ à¤®à¥à¤ à¤à¥à¤¡à¤¼ à¤à¤° à¤à¤²à¥ à¤à¤.
à¤¯à¤¹ à¤¹à¤® à¤¸à¤¬à¤à¥ à¤²à¤¿à¤ à¤à¤¹à¤°à¥ à¤¶à¥à¤ à¤à¥ à¤à¤¡à¤¼à¥ à¤¹à¥ pic.twitter.com/5IqCmQcmXi
A day before his death, Khan had reported for NDTV India on the UP election.
à¤à¥à¤¨à¤¾à¤µ à¤®à¥à¤ à¤¨à¥à¤¤à¤¾à¤à¤ à¤à¥ à¤à¤ à¤ªà¤¾à¤°à¥à¤à¥ à¤¸à¥ à¤¦à¥à¤¸à¤°à¥ à¤ªà¤¾à¤°à¥à¤à¥ à¤®à¥à¤ à¤à¤¾à¤à¤®à¤à¤¾à¤ à¤à¥ à¤à¥à¤¯à¤¾ à¤¹à¥à¤ à¤®à¤¾à¤¯à¤¨à¥? à¤¬à¤¤à¤¾ à¤°à¤¹à¥ à¤¹à¥à¤ à¤à¤®à¤¾à¤² à¤à¤¾à¤¨... pic.twitter.com/D4kyIuis3K— NDTV India (@ndtvindia) January 13, 2022
Several journalists and others also expressed their shock and grief at the news on the social media platform.
Sharing this with profound grief , shock and numbness .@kamalkhan_NDTV sir ,our long standing Lucknow bureau chief ,rock solid journalist ,someone we all looked up to for his hard hitting yet poetic report ,passed away this morning . Will share more details as and when available pic.twitter.com/fBsG9qGjBi— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) January 14, 2022
Terribly sad news to report this morning. Kamal Khan, NDTVâs fine reporter from Lucknow and a dear dear friend passed away this morning. I will miss you dearly my friend and our long chats. Lots of memories! Devastated. Om shantiðð pic.twitter.com/TAnFbuwqf4— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) January 14, 2022
It was just yesterday that I was telling a friend that only Kamal Khan had called the 2017 UP elections correctly. He had also predicted that the BJP would do very well in UP in 2019. I had planned to call him this week to ask about his assessment of the coming polls. Gutting.— Aunindyo Chakravarty (@AunindyoC) January 14, 2022
An irreplaceable loss for the NDTV family,an institution of UP journalism,Kamal Khan died today.Kamalâs reportage stood out for its perceptiveness, integrity & most of all the poetic language with which he delivered hard truths.Deepest condolences to his wife Ruchi & loved ones pic.twitter.com/4GqZ2KlIEA— sonia singh (@soniandtv) January 14, 2022
A weekly guide to the best of our stories from our editors and reporters. Note: Skip if you're a subscriber. All subscribers get a weekly, subscriber-only newsletter by default.