Journalist Diptosh Majumdar dead

New Delh: Journalist Diptosh Majumdar, who was national affairs editor with NewsX television channel, died Sunday following illness, his colleagues said. He was 56.

Majumdar, who was born in 1958, had worked in senior positions both in print and electronic media. He is survived by his wife.

He was admitted to Apollo Hospital here with suspected blood cancer.

His colleagues said his last rites will take place Monday morning at the Lodhi Road crematorium.

Majumdar had also worked as national affairs editor with CNN-IBN news channel. He also worked with The Telegraph and DNA dailies.

Majumdar's colleagues and friends paid tributes on Twitter.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah also paid tributes.

"Very sorry to hear about the death of @diptosh Majumdar. May his soul rest in peace & his family find the strength to bear this loss. RIP," he tweeted.

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