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Obituary: TNIE Sports Editor Siddhartha Mishra passed away  

Monday June 09, 2014

Siddhartha Mishra, The New Indian Express, Maxsport, NewsX, The Times of India  
 

"Born in a family of literary fame in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Siddhartha worked as Senior Assistant Editor in the Sports bureau of English language News Channel NewX from January to March 2007 and worked with the Times of India from 1996 to 2007 before he switched to The New Indian Express as Sports Editor. The last position Siddhartha held in Times of India was Deputy Editor, Sports.

 

HNF Correspondent

 
 

Noted Sports journalist and the Sports Editor of The New Indian Express (TNIE) group, Siddartha Mishra passed away at about 9 am on October 30, 2012, at his Chennai residence. He was 40.

Siddhartha was with TNIE since April 2008 and had launched the eight-page, all-sport weekly supplement Maxsport for the publication.

Born in a family of literary fame in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Siddhartha worked as Senior Assistant Editor in the Sports bureau of English language News Channel NewX from January to March 2007 and worked with the Times of India from 1996 to 2007 before he switched to TNIE.

 

The last position Siddhartha held in Times of India was Deputy Editor, Sports.

While with ToI, Siddhartha ably reported 2003 cricket World Cup from South Africa and, in the build-up to the 2007 World T20, covered international cricket matches, including 2006 ICC Champions Trophy games, in various parts of the country. For TNIE, Siddhartha filed copies from Delhi during the 2010 hockey World Cup and Commonwealth Games.

Siddhartha completed his Masters in Geology at University of Delhi and, then, did PG diploma in journalism at Times School of Journalism, New Delhi.

Siddhartha was the second son of Ganeswar Mishra, retired Professor in English literature now working as the Editor of Odia daily Prameya, and Suragini Mishra, a retired reader in Economics. One of the finest sports journalists of India, Siddhartha was battling cancer for the last 11 months.

Siddhartha is survived by his wife Prachitara, daughter Mamali and son Sumeet. His brothers are Subrat, Sunand and Sandeep. His younger brother Sandeep Mishra is working as Assistant Editor with the Times of India, Bhubaneswar.

 
 

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