A senior journalist from Assam who worked for Times of India group in Delhi, Nilakshi Bhattacharyya succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday morning.
She died at Pratiksha Hospital in Delhi.
Bhattacharyya’s husband, Kalyan Baruah, Bureau Chief from Delhi of The Assam Tribune also tested positive for COVID-19 and is under treatment.
According to reports, Nilakshi had also been known as a mountaineer. She took active participation in many explorations in different parts of Himalayas.
She left behind her husband and her only daughter.