Senior journalist Neelabh Mishra passes away at 57

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Senior journalist and editor-in-chief of National Herald, Neelabh Mishra, passed away on Saturday at Chennai Hospital.

He was ill and with complications resulting from non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis.

Mishra, 57, was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai earlier this month and developed multiple organ failures before a liver transplant could be carried out.

Mishra steered the re-launch of National Herald, the newspaper.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi condoled his death, describing him as one who spoke the truth to power.

An editor’s editor. A man who spoke truth to power. An institution builder. On Neelabh Mishra’s tragic passing away this morning, my deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and admirers, he tweeted.

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