Lucknow: Veteran journalist and chief of NDTV’s Lucknow bureau, Kamal Khan passed away after suffering a heart attack at his Butler Colony residence here on Friday. He was 61.
“Sharing this with profound grief, shock and numbness. @kamalkhan_NDTV sir, our long-standing Lucknow bureau chief, rock-solid journalist, someone we all looked up to for his hard-hitting yet poetic report, passed away this morning. Will share more details as and when available,” stated NDTV’s Alok Pandey.
He is survived by his wife, Ruchi, a journalist who works for India TV, and son, Aman.
Khan was conferred with Ramnath Goenka Award and Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Award.
The media fraternity and politicians mourned the death of the senior journalist, who was considered a stalwart on matters related to Uttar Pradesh.
“No one spoke Hindi like Kamal bhai. Devastating,” wrote India Today TV Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati and Delhi chief mister Arvind Kheriwal also express grief over his demise.
एनडीटीवी से जुड़े प्रतिष्ठित व जाने-माने टीवी पत्रकार कमाल ख़ान की अचानक ही निधन के ख़बर अति-दुःखद तथा पत्रकारिता जगत की अपूर्णीय क्षति। उनके परिवार व उनके सभी चाहने वालों के प्रति मेरी गहरी संवेदना। कुदरत सबको इस दुःख को सहन करने की शक्ति दे, ऐसी कुदरत से कामना।
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) January 14, 2022
बेहद दुखद। मशहूर पत्रकार कमाल ख़ान जी का आकस्मिक निधन पत्रकारिता जगत के लिए एक बड़ी क्षति है। ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करता हूँ कि उनके परिवार को ये दुख सहने की शक्ति दें।
विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि 🙏 https://t.co/Gv79wZftAd
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 14, 2022
“It is very sad to hear about the demise of eminent journalist Kamal Khan ji… my deepest condolences. Praying to God to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family members to bear this loss,” tweeted Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Here is Khan’s last piece to camera (PTC):
The Legend, Kamal Khan’s last PTC — for which he was famous for. This one was just yesterday late evening. He is no more. Life is so fickle. RIP pic.twitter.com/Ul28mmf5Wo
— Aman Sharma (@AmanKayamHai_) January 14, 2022