Zee 24 Ghanta's Editor Anjan Bandyopadhyay succumbs to COVID-19
Editor of Bengali news channel Zee 24 Ghanta - Anjan Bandyopadhyay succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday. The eminent journalist and popular TV anchor breathed his last at around 9.25 pm, the health department official told PTI. He was 56
Editor of Bengali news channel Zee 24 Ghanta - Anjan Bandyopadhyay succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday. The eminent journalist and popular TV anchor breathed his last at around 9.25 pm, the health department official told PTI. He was 56.
Bandyopadhyay died at a private hospital in Kolkata on the Sunday night as per a health department official.
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"He had returned home after recovering a bit but was again taken to the hospital after his condition deteriorated. He was put on a ventilator and then on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support, but his condition continued to deteriorate," an official of the hospital was quoted as saying.
He tested positive for the coronavirus around a month back. According to family sources, Anjan Bandyopadhyay had tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-April following which he was hospitalised, Zee News said in a media report.
Bandyopadhyay was with ETV Bangla, 24 Ghanta, and then with Anandabazar Patrika's digital unit before moving to TV9 Bangla as the channel's first Editor. He returned to Zee 24 Ghanta as its editor just before this year's assembly elections in West Bengal.
The Zee 24 Ghanta Editor was the brother of Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of the journalist. In a statement, the chief minister said, "Saddened at the passing away of Anjan Bandyopadhyay, one of the best-known television anchors in Bengal. He was a bright, young and dynamic journalist."
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