Durban journalist dies

2013-12-18 00:00

FORMER Durban journalist Nikhil Bramdaw died on Monday after undergoing an operation to the brain, his brother, Nirode, said yesterday.

Nirode said Bramdaw suffered a brain haemorrhage on December 8 and was rushed to hospital. On Monday, he went into theatre for the operation, but he did not pull through.

At the beginning of this year, Nikhil and Nirode’s father, Sunny Bramdaw, the founder of The Leader newspaper in Durban, passed away.

“He was healthy and razor-sharp, but this condition overcame him,” Nirode said of his 49-year-old brother.

He said his brother had been involved in a number of jobs during his lifetime, including being a journalist for The Leader and its managing editor in later years.

“Later, he went on to become an English lecturer at UKZN [University of KwaZulu-Natal] before moving to the Robben Island Museum.

“He worked on the island for four years after it was turned into a tourist attraction and a museum. From there, he joined the Business Day as a financial correspondent for two years before joining the Government Communications service as a divisional director. Before his passing, he ran his own communications consult­ancy company,” he said.

Bramdaw’s funeral service will be today at the Claire Estate crematorium.

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