Tributes poured in for the veteran journalist, remembered by colleagues as a warm-hearted soul with an irrepressible zest for life and news
Radhakrishnan Nair, Managing Editor of CNN-News18, passed away in the early hours of November 27. He was 54.
Born in 1964, he was the eldest of four siblings. Nair moved out of Kerala for opportunities in Delhi and worked in United News of India (UNI) for a few years before shifting to television journalism.Tributes poured in for the veteran journalist, remembered by colleagues as a warm-hearted soul with an irrepressible zest for life and news.
Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of senior journalist Radhakrishnan Nair. May God give courage to his family to bear this irreparable loss. RIP
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 27, 2018
Saddened by the demise of Shri Radhakrishnan Nair, an outstanding journalist and a pleasant human being. May God render peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family. Om Shanti.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) November 27, 2018
Really sad to know of untimely passing away of my dear friend Radhakrishna Nair, sr Journalist ,very good human being, veteran in his field.We all will always miss him.Condolences to his family Om Shanti #RadhakrishnanNair
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) November 27, 2018
News 24x7 is a silent killer. It’s like being on a treadmill where you can’t switch the keys off. My friend Radha was a link with a gentler past where there was a world beyond breaking news and TRPs, space for friendships, for laughs, for mentoring. And yes, for news! RIP— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 27, 2018
He was one of Network 18’s oldest employees and was associated with the network for more than 25 years. He held many key positions during his tenure.He is survived by wife and two daughters.