Sangareddy: Telangana government honoured senior journalist, D Prasanna Kumar (38), by conferring him with best journalist award posthumously on the fourth Telangana Formation Day in Sangareddy on Saturday.
Prasanna’s wife Bhagyalakshmi was presented the award and Rs 50,000 cash prize by Chief Adviser to Telangana government, Rajiv Sharma.
Kumar died in a road accident on April 26 on Rajiv Rahadhari near Kodakandlda in Siddipet district. He used to work as a Staff Reporter with V6 news channel in Medak district.
Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao also announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to his family.
Collector Vasam Venkateshwarlu, Sangaredy MLA Chintha Prabhakar and others in consultation with Harish Rao decided to honour Prasanna Kumar with best journalist award posthumously. Kumar’s mother Lakshmi, and younger brother Rahul were also present.