Veteran journalist Bhaskar Menon is dead

Chennai, Dec 1 (PTI) Veteran journalist Bhaskar Menon died here on Sunday following cardiac arrest, his family said.

The 87-year old Menon, who retired as the Regional Manager (South) of the Press Trust of India (PTI) here, is survived by wife and a son.

He had joined the news agency as a Sub-Editor and rose through the ranks before retiring as the head of its regional bureau.

Menon was known for his command over English language and sharp editing skills and always insisted on speed and accuracy.

He had handled several key news developments, including the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur near here in May, 1991.

Menon remained active for many years post his retirement and had taken up the task of analysis of the numerous PTI stories for some years when he used to point out to errors and at the same time applaud where it was due. PTI SA VS VS