Radhakrishnan Nair, who has been associated with Network18 for 25 years, was part of the founding team of the television channel CNN-IBN, which later became CNN-News18.

CNN-News18 Managing Editor Radhakrishnan Nair passes awayTwitter
news Death Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:59

Senior journalist and founding member of the news channel CNN-IBN, now known as CNN-News 18, Radhakrishnan Nair passed away on Tuesday morning at a hospital in New Delhi. He was 54. According to reports, he was facing health issues. Radhakrishnan was one of Network18’s oldest employees and was working as the Managing Editor of news channel CNN-News18.

Radhakrishnan was born in Kerala and shifted to New Delhi to work with United News of India (UNI). He shifted to TV journalism shortly after and joined as a producer with TV18’s Business Report in 1995. 

Radhakrishnan, who has been associated with Network18 for 25 years, was part of the founding team of the television channel CNN-IBN, which later became CNN-News18. He ventured into business news with CNBC TV18, a business channel, following which he moved to CNN-News18 (formerly CNN-IBN) in 2005. He began as Head of Assignment being the point person for reporters across the channel.  He was appointed as the Managing Editor of the national news channel in September 2014.

Radhakrishnan has produced programmes for several media outlets like Doordarshan, BBC, Sony and ABNI and has covered politics, sports and defence.

Radhakrishnan was born in 1964 and he was the eldest of four siblings, a CNN-News18 report said. He graduated with a degree in Chemistry and then completed his Masters in journalism at the Indian Institute of Journalism in Thiruvananthapuram. He graduated from Kerala University as a gold medallist. 

Radhakrishnan is survived by his wife and two daughters. 

According to TheQuint, Radhakrishnan’s last rites will be performed at his hometown in Kerala and friends and family can pay him their last respects at his residence in New Delhi on Tuesday from 12 to 3 pm.

Several journalists, who worked with him have shared heartfelt tributes on social media. They shared that he was easy to approach even at his position as Managing Editor and was considered the go-to person for many colleagues. Members of the political fraternity too expressed their condolences at his passing. 

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