Anjan Bandyopadhyay: Television Journalist Anjan Bandyopadhyay Dies | India News
Anjan Bandyopadhyay. Photo: Twitter / @ SuvenduWB
Eminent journalist and popular television host Anjan Bandyopadhyay, who tested positive for Covid-19 about a month ago, died in a private hospital in Kolkata on Sunday night, a health department official said.
He was 56 years old.
Bandyopadhyay, editor of the Bengali news channel Mar 24 Ghanta, breathed his last around 9.25 pm, the official said.
Chief Minister Mamata banerjee condemned the death of the journalist, who is the brother of Secretary of State Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
According to family sources, the television presenter had tested positive for Covid-19 in mid-April, after which he was hospitalized.
“He had come home after recovering a bit, but they took him back to the hospital after his condition worsened. They put him on a ventilator and then Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support, but his condition continued to deteriorate, “said a hospital official.
Bandyopadhyay was with ETV Bangla, 24 Ghanta and then with Anandabazar Patrika’s digital drive before moving to Bengali TV9 as the channel’s first editor. Return to Mar 24 Ghanta as its editor just before this year’s assembly elections in West Bengal.
“Saddened by the passing of Anjan bandyopadhyay, one of Bengal’s best known TV presenters. He was a brilliant, young and dynamic journalist, “the prime minister said in a statement.
“I have no words to express my condolences to his family and his colleagues in the fraternity. His mother, wife Aditi, daughter Titli, his older brother Alapan Bandyopadhyay, who is the Chief Secretary of State,” he said.
The Press club, Kolkata, also mourned his death.