Congress President Rahul Gandhi lamented the unfortunate demise of the Editor-in-Chief of National Herald, Neelabh Mishra on Saturday morning.
"An Editor's Editor. A man who spoke truth to power. An institution builder. On Neelabh Mishra's tragic passing away this morning, my deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and admirers. #NationalHerald," Gandhi tweeted.
Mishra (57) was suffering from non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis and had been undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai, the daily informed.
Mishra is survived by his long-time partner Kavita Srivastava, brother Shailoj Kumar, sister-in-law Sudha, and niece Nawasha.
On that note, the National Herald newspaper is also embroiled in an ongoing case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy against politicians Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, for granting an interest-free loan of Rs 90.25 crore to its owner, Associated Journals Limited (AJL).