Condolences pour in after DD News anchor Neelum Sharma dies


Condolences have poured in after an anchor working for India’s public service broadcaster Doordarshan News died on Saturday. Neelum Sharma, who was associated with DD News for 20 years, was reportedly battling cancer.
Neelum Sharma

A news flash by her employer read, “#DDNews mourns passing away of our dear Colleague Neelum Sharma. A founding anchor with over 20 years of association with #ddnews, she played a stellar role in many capacities. From ‘Badi Charcha’ to ‘Tejasvini’ her path-breaking progs won accolades including Nari Shakti Award.”

Neelum was conferred with Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The news of Neelum’s death has left her journalists shocked as they paid their tributes to her.

Neelum was also an acclaimed documentary filmmaker.


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