K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: A local television channel journalist Mekala Satyanarayana and popularly known as Satyam, who was suffering from black fungus after affecting by the Covid-19 virus during the second wave, succumbed to the ailment on Saturday evening.
Satyam was affected by the virus during the second wave and later he got infected with black fungus. He underwent treatment in Karimnagar and Hyderabad hospitals, but in vain. He was bed-ridden for several months and survived only with liquids. On Saturday evening, he developed complications and his family members shifted him to Chalmeda Ananda Rao institute of medical sciences (CAIMS) where he breathed his last while undergoing treatment.
Satyam joined the journalism field as a cameraman in the Siticable local news channel for some two decades. Later, he became a reporter with the Maithri news channel in Karimnagar rural mandal. He is survived by his wife and a daughter. His wife works in Karimnagar district cooperative central bank (DCCB). He is a good sportsperson and played shuttle badminton and cricket daily.
Condolences poured in from all sections of society. The Telangana union of working journalists, Karimnagar district unit has expressed its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. The Union said that they had lost a bright and dynamic young journalist, who was also friendly with all sections of society. The print and electronic media reporters expressed shock and grief over the sudden and untimely death of Satyam.