Staff Correspondent

HUBLI: The Executive Editor of Samyukta Karnataka, Gururaj Giridhar Joshi, passed away here on Thursday. He was the president of the Dharwad district unit of the Karnataka Union of Working Journalists. He was 55 years old and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Mr. Joshi was a native of Marol in Hungund taluk of Bagalkot district and began his career as a sub-editor in the Kannada daily 18 years ago.