Senior Indian TV journalist Rohit Sardana passed away on Friday, days after he tested positive for Covid-19.
According to reports, Sardana’s died of cardiac arrest while he was also infected by COVID-19 at the same time.
He had hosted the popular ‘Taal Thok Ke’, a debate programme that discusses contemporary issues in India on Zee News. Sardana left Zee News to join Aaj Tak in 2017 and, since then, he was hosting the debate show ”Dangal.” He was a recipient of the 2018 Ganesh Vidyarthi Puraskar Award. He was among the most popular faces of TV news journalism in India, the ZeeNews reported.
Tributes poured in for the popular anchor from the media fraternity as well as politicians, including the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Indian Premier said in his tweet: “Rohit Sardana left us too soon. Full of energy, passionate about India’s progress and a kind hearted soul, Rohit will be missed by many people. His untimely demise has left a huge void in the media world. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers. Om Shanti.”
India’s Interior Minister Amit Shah also took to the twitter saying; “Pained to learn about Shri Rohit Sardana ji’s untimely demise. In him, the nation has lost a brave journalist who always stood up for unbiased and fair reporting. May God give his family the strength to bear this tragic loss. My deepest condolences to his family and followers.”
Many other ministers and journalists expressed condolences and shock by the sudden death of Mr. Saradana.