Sumegha Gulati, former senior correspondent at The Indian Express, passed away Friday after a four-year long battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was 26.
Sumegha joined The Indian Express as a trainee correspondent in May 2011 after completing her post-graduation in journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.
She started as a crime reporter and later reported on infrastructure, heritage and culture. She covered the December 16 gangrape trial and the Uber rape case, among others.
She also travelled to parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, reporting on the alleged rape and murder of two sisters in Badaun and the alleged harassment of two women in Rohtak.
Earlier, while pursuing a BA (honours) in journalism at the Delhi University’s Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Sumegha interned at the Hindustan Times, Delhi and Greater Kashmir, Srinagar.
In the last one year, she had contributed articles to several media organisations including The Indian Express, Scroll, The Quint and The Caravan.
Sumegha had been undergoing treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. She is survived by her parents and a brother.