Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-04-28 21:52 Bengaluru: Veteran journalist SV Jaisheel Rao passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was 87. The former editor of Samyukta Karnataka had been hospitalised as he was unwell.A distinguished journalist, Rao worked at Kannada daily Prajavani as a chief reporter and had served as the editor ofSamyukta Karnataka. He was the founder of Munjaane and also served as the media adviser for HD Devegowda during his tenure as a prime minister.During chief minister Devraj Urs’ tenure, Rao was the chief reporter of Prajavani and known for his political coverage.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah sent his condolence message to Rao’s family, saying that Jaisheel Rao had been a role model for many journalists through his column in Prajavani.Jaisheel Rao was involved in India’s freedom struggle and participated in the ‘Mysore Chalo’ movement. He started his career in journalism in 1947 in VenkatRam’s Kannda daily Deshabandhu.Later, when Prajavani was launched in 1948, he joined the daily and completed 26 years of service. In 1974, Rao joined Samyukta Karnataka as an associate editor and later became the editor. He had also worked as a consulting editor for Prajavani.He had also served as the vice-president of Internal Federation of Working Journalists and he was the founder president of journalists’ guild in Bengaluru.