Radhakrishnan Nair, the Managing Editor of CNN-News18, passed away in the wee hours of Tuesday, 27 November. He was 54 years old.
Nair was reportedly battling post-surgery complications after he underwent a kidney transplant a few months ago. On ventilator support for the past 3 weeks, Nair passed away following multi-organ failure.
Nair took over as the managing editor at CNN-IBN (now CNN-News18) in September 2014.
With over 25 years of experience in journalism, Nair started his career with UNI in Kerala and then moved to Delhi. His stint with TV news began in 1995 with TV18. He also produced programmes for Doordarshan, BBC, Sony and Asia’s first business channel, ABNI.
He ventured into business news with CNBC TV18, following which he moved to CNN-News18 in 2005.
Nair was a Chemistry graduate and a gold medalist in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism in Thiruvananthapuram. He held a Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism from the Kerala University.
Friends and family will be paying their last respects to Nair at his Delhi residence. His last rites will be performed at his home town in Kerala.― The Quint