Veteran journalist Bhaskar Menon (87) has passed away in Chennai on 1st of December 2019. He retired as the Regional Manager (South) of the Press Trust of India (PTI). He was known for his command over English language and sharp editing skills and always insisted on speed and accuracy. He had handled several key news developments viz. the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur in May 1991.