New Delhi : Girish Nikam (59) complained of uneasiness after a programme shoot in the studios of Rajya Sabha TV and was taken to RML Hospital where he breathed his last. He used to host the popular talk show ‘Big Picture’. His last show was on the NDTV ban.Nikam began his career with Star of Mysore and later shifted to Indian Express. He worked with India Today, Deccan Chronicle and News Today before hosting shows for Rajya Sabha TV.
Nikam’s body is scheduled to be taken to Bengaluru for the last rites to be performed there.
Union Cabinet I & B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash, eminent socio-political leader & SNSMT Chairman Suparno Satpathy were among many others who condoled the death of Nikam.
Naidu said he was saddened at the death of Nikam who had made great contribution to the profession of journalism.
Surya Prakash said Nikam was an extremely versatile media person who traversed the worlds of print, television and social media.