CNN News18 Managing Editor Radhakrishnan Nair is no more

Nair, who had been suffering from kidney ailment for the past couple of years, breathed his last at a Delhi hospital

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CNN News18 Managing Editor Radhakrishnan Nair passed away. Nair, who had been suffering from kidney ailment for the past couple of years, breathed his last at a Delhi hospital in the wee hours of Tuesday. Nair’s last rites will be performed in Kerala on Tuesday. 

Nair had been associated with CNN News 18 since October 2006. He was given the role of Managing Editor in 2014. Before that, he was the News Director.

Nair had an experience of almost three decades in the field of journalism. He started his career in Kerala with news agency UNI and later shifted to Delhi. He was associated with print media for nearly five years, covering politics, sports and security. His television journey started in 1995 with TV18 Group. He did several programmes for Doordarshan, BBC, Sony and ABNI. 

Remembering his colleague, senior journalist Bhupendra Chaubey said, "Radha, or Radha Sir as he got known to the family of Network 18, was a newsroom person. Always high on energy. I had a special bond with him since we worked together from day 1 at CNN News 18, which was known as CNN IBN in its earlier avatar. He wanted to lead and he did lead well.”
“God always takes the best early. Radhakrishnan Nair's passing away once again proves that adage,” Chaubey added.

Subhajit Sengupta, Editor, Special Projects, News18.com, too paid tributes to Nair describing him “less of a boss and more of a professional father.”

“There are some people you remain indebted to for life. Some shape your destiny, they are the expert potters moulding your clay self. You gain wisdom just by going up to them. When you are angry you can vent out on them. When happy share the moment. For me that was R Radhakrishnan Nair , our Radha Sir. Wherever I have reached today, it is mostly all because of him. He fought for me at my most vulnerable hour. He forced me to tread on the path less travelled, always with the assurance if anything goes wrong I am there. He was less of a boss and more of a professional father,” Sengupta wrote on Facebook.
 

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