On Friday, senior journalist Payam Sudhakaran passed away while receiving medical treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad. He was laid to rest in the city following his passing. Sudhakaran was born on April 28, 1970 in Kerala and had been struggling with health issues in recent times. Throughout his career, he worked for several prominent English newspapers, including The Hans India. Additionally, he was invited to give guest lectures at many esteemed journalism institutions. A significant number of journalists attended his funeral on Friday evening to pay their respects.