Gauri Lankesh (Kannada: ಗೌರಿ ಲಂಕೇಶ್ Gauri Laṅkēś, 29 January 1962 – 5 September 2017) was an Indian journalist-turned-activist from Bangalore, Karnataka. She worked as an editor in Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada weekly started by her father P. Lankesh, and ran her own weekly called Gauri Lankesh Patrike. Lankesh was known for advocating freedom of the press. She had written about the wrongdoings of the Indian National Congress leader, D. K. Shivakumar, a close associate of the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, S. M. Krishna.
Lankesh was shot to death by unknown assailants outside her home in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on September 5, 2017 at the age of 55. At the time of her death, Gauri was known for being a critic of right-wing Hindu extremism.
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