Veteran journalist and Executive Editor of NDTV, Kamal Khan passed away at his home in Lucknow this morning after suffering a heart attack.

The award-winning journalist was known for his deep insights into Uttar Pradesh politics.

He had worked with NDTV for more than 30 years.

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He was a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award, and the Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Award from the President of India.

NDTV following his demise in a mail said, “It is a terrible, terrible day for NDTV. We have lost Kamal Khan; he was 61 and the heart and soul of our Lucknow bureau, an NDTV veteran who had boundless time and kind words for anyone who encountered him.”

“Shocked to hear about the passing away of senior journalist Kamal Khanji. I met him just a few days ago and we discussed many thing. He kept alive the values of truth and public interest in journalism. My deepest condolences to his family members” – Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

NDTV added that 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.

 

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