Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2017-01-20 16:47 Bengaluru: Senior journalist JX Anthony Nicholas died of heart attack at his residence in Vasanthnagar early on Thursday morning. He was 50. He had been ailing since last week and died in his sleep around 5.30 am. He is survived by mother, wife and 16-year-old son Austeen. A mass was organised at St Mary’s Basilica, Shivajinagar, at 10.30 am on Friday and the funeral took place at Adugodi Christian cemetery thereafter. Nicholas was a news editor at Deccan Herald. Born on April 18, 1966, Nicholas did his primary schooling in Tamil medium but went on to work for leading English newspapers by dint of hard work and dedication. Before joining DH, he had worked at 'Bangalore Eveninger' and later at 'The Indian Express', where he did some hard-hitting news reporting on sexual exploitation of women and the thriving prostitution racket in Bengaluru. Some of these news articles led to police crackdown on these criminal activities. Nicholas was a mentor to many journalists and headed the Karnataka desk at DH for several years. He was considered an authority on English grammar and usage, and was the final arbiter in news writing disputes.