Andhra Pradesh

Journalist Piratla passes away


Veteran journalist and former editor of Krishna Patrika Piratla Venkateswarlu (74) passed away on Monday night. The senior journalist had been admitted to a private hospital last month.

He began his career as a full-time RSS worker and went on to hold the post of national secretary of ABVP, the students’ wing of BJP.

During Emergency, he headed the State unit of ABVP and later ventured into journalism by working for Jagruthi.

He took over Krishna Patrika Telugu daily in 1982 and ran the publication till 2012. His last rites would be performed at Erragadda crematorium, according to Krishna Kishore, his son.

Journalist unions condoled the death.

YSR Congress president Y. S.Jaganmohan Reddy in a statement condoled the death of Venkateswarlu, saying that the veteran journalist had championed the cause of small newspapers.

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Printable version | Jan 18, 2020 2:41:40 PM |

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