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Noted scribe BG Verghese dies at 87

Eminent journalist BG Verghese, a Ramon Magsaysay award winner and former editor of leading dailies Hindustan Times and Indian Express, died here on Tuesday at the age of 87 following a brief illness.

Verghese was diagnosed with dengue a month back and was suffering from low-grade fever and weakness for last couple of weeks. He was survived by his wife Jamila and sons Vijay and Rahul.

“He was suffering from a variety of complications. The dengue had accelerated his weakness as his bodily resistance had come down. He had a bad coughing spell yesterday and breathed his last around 6 pm,” his son Rahul said. The cremation will take place on Thursday.

Verghese, who authored many books, was editor of Hindustan Times from 1969 to 1975 and Indian Express from 1982 to 1986. He was also information adviser to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1966 to 1969.
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