Anjan Bandyopadhyay. Photo: Twitter/@SuvenduWB
Eminent journalist and in style TV anchor Anjan Bandyopadhyay, who examined optimistic for Covid-19 round a month in the past, died at a personal hospital in Kolkata on Sunday evening, a well being division official mentioned.
He was 56.
Bandyopadhyay, the editor of Bengali information channel Zee 24 Ghanta, breathed his final at round 9.25 pm, the official mentioned.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the demise of the journalist, who’s the brother of the state Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
According to household sources, the TV anchor had examined optimistic for Covid-19 in mid-April following which he was hospitalised.
“He had returned dwelling after recovering a bit, however was once more taken to the hospital after his situation deteriorated. He was placed on a ventilator after which on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) help, however his situation continued to deteriorate,” an official of the hospital mentioned.
Bandyopadhyay was with ETV Bangla, 24 Ghanta after which with Anandabazar Patrika’s digital unit earlier than shifting to TV9 Bangla because the channel’s first Editor. He returned to Zee 24 Ghanta as its editor simply earlier than this yr’s meeting elections in West Bengal.
“Saddened on the passing away of Anjan Bandyopadhyay, one of many best-known tv anchors in Bengal. He was a shiny, younger and dynamic journalist,” the chief minister mentioned in a press release.
“I have no words to express my condolences to his family and his colleagues in the fraternity. His Ma, wife Aditi, daughter Titli, his elder brother Alapan Bandyopadhyay, who is the Chief Secretary of the State,” she mentioned.
The Press Club, Kolkata, additionally condoled his demise.