Veteran journalist Neelabh Mishra dies

New Delhi, Feb 24: Veteran journalist Neelabh Mishra, best known as the one who breathed life into the near-extinct National Herald newspaper founded by Indian's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1938 breathed his last.  57-year-old Mishra was the editor-in-chief of National Herald.

Mishra was admitted to Chennai Apollo hospital earlier this month. He had non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis. Even before the liver transplant could take place he developed mutli-organ failure.
Earlier he was the editor of Outlook Hindi for a very long time. He was an MA in English from Delhi University.
In 2016 Mishra re launcehed National Herald as a digital news website. In 2017 he re launched National Herald as a Sunday newspaper. It's sister publications Navjivan and Qaumi Awaz were also launched as news websites.
 
Mishra began his career as a reporter with Navbharat Times in his hometown Patna. He was Jaipur correspondent for News Time. He also set up Eenadu TV in Rajasthan in 1998.

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