Veteran Kannada Journalist K T Venugopal Passes Away
- Tue, May 19 2009 03:57:56 PM
from Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD/SP)
Mumbai, May 19: Sixty-two-year-old K T Venugopal, metro’s veteran journalist, short story writer and litterateur, passed away on Tuesday May 19, at Jahangir Hospital in Pune, owing to cardiac arrest.
Venugopal had been residing with his son’s family at Pune, after he recently retired from service in the metro. His family sources informed that Venugopal was admitted to Jahangir Hospital, Pune, after he complained of chest pain. However, he breathed his last within a few hours thereafter, at the hospital.
Venugopal was a native of Kasargod, Kerala, served for almost three decades in the Mumbai bureau of ‘Udayavani’ Kannada daily. He also served as the head of the advisory committee of Kannadiga Journalists’ Association – Maharastra. He is survived by his wife, veteran story writer and columnist Tulasi Venugopal, son and daughter-in-law and a large number of well-wishers.
Kannadiga Journalists’ Association – Maharastra president Chandrashekar Palettady, honourary chief secretary Rons Bantwal, vice-president Kacheri Sadanand D Nayak, secretary Dayasagar Chowta, treasurer G P Kusuma and all the office-bearers/members, Billava Association – Mumbai president Jaya C Suvarna, honorary chief secretary Nityanand D Kotian, Devadiga Sangh president K K Mohandas, former president Dharmapal U Devadiga, Bunts Sangh president Aikala Harish Shetty, Fuddar Pratisthan president John D’Silva, Bharath Co-Operative Bank (Mumbai) Ltd Vasudev R Kotian, Karnataka Sangh – Mumbai president M M Kori, vice-president Bharat Kumar Polipu, honorary chief secretary Omdas Kannangar and others have condoled the sudden demise of Venugopal.