The veteran journalist Bhaskar Menon dies

CHENNAI: A veteran journalist died here on Sunday after a cardiac arrest, his family said.

Menon, 87, who retired as Regional (South) Manager of the Press Trust of India (PTI) here, is survived by his wife and a son.

He joined the news agency as Deputy Editor and rose in rank before retiring as head of his regional office.

Menon was known for his English language proficiency and sharp editing skills and always insisted on speed and accuracy.

He had handled several key news developments, including the assassination of the former prime minister. Rajiv Gandhi in Sriperumbudur near here in May 1991.