Radhakrishnan Nair, Managing Editor of CNN-News18, Passes Away at 54; Tributes Pour In
Tributes poured in for the veteran journalist remembered by colleagues as a warm-hearted soul with an irrepressible zest for life and news.
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 TV journalism.
He joined as a producer with TV18's India Business Report, which was broadcast on BBC India, and helped with research and writing for reality-based legal serial Bhanwar, produced by TV18 for Sony.
Radhakrishnan Nair was part of the founding team at CNN-News18, and mentored the career of countless colleagues.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters. Network18 stands with his family and friends in this hour of grief.
Condolence poured in from across the journalistic and political fraternity.
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
Shocked and saddened by the untimely demise of Radhakrishnan Nair of @CNNnews18. He was a fine journalist, a man of principle & integrity not always found in his profession today. https://t.co/7EcmV5Cdcj— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 27, 2018
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
Shocked by the sudden demise of Shri Radhakrishnan Nair, Managing Editor of CNN-News18. Big loss to the journalist fraternity. Heartfelt condolences to his family members. I pray God to give his family the strength to bear the loss. Om Shanti.— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) November 27, 2018
Shocked and saddened by the demise of Radhakrishnan Nair, outstanding journalist and man of integrity. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and the media fraternity. @CNNnews18 pic.twitter.com/AKsyXydWnE— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 27, 2018
Getting sad news in the morning about the passing away of senior journalist and a thorough gentleman Radhakrishnan Nair. Our thoughts are with his family in this moment of grief.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) 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
मन बेहद दुखी है आज. मेरे साथी, एक बेहतरीन इंसान और बेहद सौम्य पत्रकार #राधाकृष्णन_नायर सदैव के लिये इस दुनिया से आज तड़के चले गये हैं! With great sorrow and grief wish to inform you of the sad demise of Radhakrishnan Nair @CNNnews18,Managing editor!##RIPRadhaSir 🙏💐 pic.twitter.com/NUhxNfiDC6— Sumit Awasthi (@awasthis) November 27, 2018
Terrible news this morning. My dearest friend and colleague, someone who helped immensely in building CNN IBN ( now CNN news 18) from scratch, is no more. To those who were fortunate to know him, it's an irreparable loss. RIP my friend. https://t.co/j5xN8WOdwU— bhupendra chaubey (@bhupendrachaube) November 27, 2018
He was brutal with scripts. Tough on show producers and anchors. And a fiend on the dance floor. Could out-dance people half his age. That will be my most enduring memory of him. Happy.— menaka doshi (@menakadoshi) November 27, 2018
A wonderful friend and colleague - worked with him in so many avatars over so many years and learnt so much from him - how can he not be any more? https://t.co/itBybWiFRB— Ritu Kapur (@kapur_ritu) November 27, 2018
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