Karnataka

Gauri Lankesh was an ideal journalist, says writer G. Rajashekhar

G. Rajashekhar, writer and literary critic, said that he was at a loss of words on learning about the assassination of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh. Mr. Rajashekhar told The Hindu that he had known Ms. Lankesh for over 20 years. “I can only describe her as an ideal journalist. She was bold. She was determined and ready to face any consequence. I think she was facing six to seven cases in the courts. She had told me once that she was getting hate mails. She knew she had a lot of enemies,” he said.

“I know Guari’s family to some extent. My sympathies are with her mother, Indira. Gauri was close to her,” Mr. Rajashekhar added.

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