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Senior Kannada journalist Somashekhar Yadavatti dies of COVID-19

Team Udayavani, Aug 17, 2020, 8:19 AM IST

Bengaluru: Senior journalist Somashekhar Yadavatti associated with a Kannada newspaper, succumbed to coronavirus at a private hospital here, family sources said on Sunday. Yadavatti, 49, was the Chief Reporter of Samyukta Karnataka.

He was admitted to a private hospital on Saturday afternoon following complaints of uneasiness. Tests confirmed that he had contracted the virus.

Later in the night, he passed away, they added. Mourning the journalist’s demise, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa called Yadavatti a ”simple, soft-spoken and a gentleman,” who made a mark with his unbiased reporting.

“It is still fresh in my memory that he had interviewed me on the occasion of the completion of my one year in the office,” he said.

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