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Published On: Sun, Aug 18th, 2019

DD lost ‘Tejaswini’.”News anchor Neelum Sharma

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2019_8$largeimg17_Aug_2019_165239267NEW DELHI : Senior news anchor Neelum Sharma, who was associated with India’s public service broadcaster Doordarshan News for over 20 years, passed away on Saturday. The journalist was reportedly battling cancer.
Paying tributes to the “founding anchor”, DD News tweeted, “DD News mourns passing away of our dear Colleague Neelum Sharma. A founding anchor with over 20 years of association with DD news, she played a stellar role in many capacities. From ‘Badi Charcha’ to ‘Tejasvini’ her path-breaking programmes won accolades including Nari Shakti Award.”
Sharma, who started her career with Doordarshan in 1995, was a strong advocate for women empowerment, the channel posted on its official website. She was known for her programmes like ‘Tejaswini’ and ‘Badi Charcha’.
The veteran journalist was also honored with the Nari Shakti Puraskar by President Ram Nath Kovind last year. Condolences poured in from all quarters soon after Sharma’s demise.

The anchor of programmes such as ‘Badi Charcha‘ (Prime discussion) and ‘Tejasvini‘ was recently awarded the Nari Shakti PuraskarPrasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar offered condolences to the bereaved family members on behalf of the organisation. Prasar Bharati chairman A Surya Prakash also tweeted, “We have lost our ‘Tejaswini‘.”

 

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