“There will never be another like you”: Mallika Dua writes emotional note on Dad Vinod Dua’s demise


Mallika Dua has written an emotional post on the tragic demise of her father Vinod Dua saying that there will never be ‘another like you.’ Dua, a veteran journalist, had to be hospitalised last week as Mallika said that his condition was beyond critical.

Mallik wrote, “There will never be another like you. My first and best friend. My Papaji. Very few live as large and glorious a life as you did. Always up for a good time. Always ready for a challenge. Loved a good fight ????. Always there for his children. A self made, lion-hearted legend who roared in rebellion till his last breath.”

Vinod Dua and his wife were admitted to a hospital in Gurgaon during the second wave of the pandemic. While the veteran journalist recovered, his wife passed away in June this year.

Mallika wrote, “He feared nothing, least of all death. Thank you for being the BEST dad in the world. I’m sure you and mama are eating chapli kebab and discussing “mallika itna kyun ladti hai sabse. Kaise manage karegi ????” The most courageous, irreverent , compassionate and funny man I know. What a guy. An ordinary boy born in Nabi Karim who took on the high and mighty and won, till the end.”

Vinod Dua has been a big name in Hindi journalism. He has worked with NDTV and Doordarshan and lately been associated with several digital news platforms. His video blogs, critical of the Centre’s Narendra Modi government, have been a massive hit.

“Padmashree Vinod Dua. Even at your weakest, you gave Indian Journalism a landmark judgment. No journalist will be randomly slapped with a sedition case because Vinod Dua fought that fight for them, as he always has. Heaven is just so fucking lucky, it has my whole entire life. We won’t live in fear and grief forever. We will live with pride and gratitude because look at the extraordinary parents we got. I wouldn’t trade my destiny for anything. It gave me Vinod and Chinna. Nobody gets double lucky. Bohot Umda,” Mallika concluded.