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Senior journalist and writer of Hai Bangalore, Ravi Belagere has died of heart attack

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Ravi Belagere who is a writer and journalist based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India has been reported dead, it is said that Ravi died today at the age of 62 years after suffering from a heart attack.

According to reports gathered, Ravi had a heart attack at the Hi Bangalore office late Thursday night. He was immediately rushed to the Apollo Hospital where he was receiving treatment, but the treatment was ineffective.

 

He was the editor of Kannada language tabloid Hi Bangalore and fortnightly magazine O Manase.

Ravi was born on 15 March 1958 at Sathyanarayanapete, in Bellary. His mother’s name is Parvathamma and his father was a writer.

He studied his high school education from Siddhaganga High School, Tumkur for a couple of years and he failed in SSLC. Later, he completed his masters in History and Archaeology from Veerashaiva College, Bellar.

Ravi started his career as a lecturer of history, working as a lecturer of history in Bellary, Hassan and Hubli before heading to Bengaluru in 1984.

He worked as a room boy, receptionist, newspaper boy, milk seller, medical representative, printing press owner, theatre gatekeeper and many low-paying jobs in his time of desperation.

After coming to Bengaluru, he started his own newspaper Hai Bangalore in 1995 along with R. T. Vittalamurthy, Ra. Somanath, Jogi and I. H. Sangam Dev which he published from his Padmanabhanagar office in Bengaluru.

The columns like Love Lavike, Bottom Item and Khaas Baat apart from Papigala Lokadalli which was about the underworld, created many admirers and his paper was the largest circulated newspaper over the five years.

Ravi Belagere Arrested On December 09, 2017

Ravi Belagere was arrested on December 09, 2017 for plotting to kill colleague.

The police stumbled on the alleged plot when the contract killer, Shashidhar Mundewadi, was being questioned in connection with the probe into the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead at her house by unidentified assailants on 5 September. Official sources said that the City Crime Branch was questioning Belagere.

The Bangalore journalist, Ravi Belagere was arrested on Friday on charges of hiring a ‘supari’ killer from Vijayapura in north Karnataka to kill Sunil Heggaravalli.

“No one filed an FIR in this case based on a complaint from anyone. It is a case of a suo-movement by the police based on the statement ofShahi’s (the contract killer) statement. There is no meaning in it,” Bhavana claimed.

“I am convinced that he Belagere is not guilty. “He has not done anything, he will be safe soon,” his daughter told reporters in Dharwad.

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