Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-06-28 20:55 Mangaluru: Tributes were paid to journalist, actor, and social activist Agnel Rodrigues who passed away on June 26. At an event organised by the District Working Journalists' Association, Mangaluru press club and patrika bhavan trust, fellow journalists and activists remembered Agnel who passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. Senior journalists K Anand Shetty, Ronald Anil Fernandez, B Ravindra Shetty, P B Harish Rai, Mohammed Aarif Padubidre, Prakash Pandeshwar, Agnel's son Sanjay, Jaganath Shetty Bala (President of District Working Journalists' Association), and journalists Ramakrishna R, Keshava Kundar, Pushparaj B N, Wilfred D’Souza and Ibrahim Adkasthala attended the function. A multi-faceted personality, Agnel served as the managing director of Coastal Times (English News Channel) for 10 years. Apart from having his own firm ‘Agnel Adventures’, he had also starred in several Tulu blockbusters such as Chaali Polilu, Madime, Oriyordari Asal, Namma Kudla and Telikida Bolli. Agnel was also the Secretary of Mangaluru press club, public relations officer of Lions club and executive committee member of Dakshina Kannada working journalists' association. He was also the recipient of Konkani Sahithya Academy award and District level Rajyotsava Award for his journalism.