Vetreran DD News anchor Neelum Sharma, who received the 'Nari Shakti' award in March this year, passed away today after battling cancer. The journalist was among the founding news anchors of DD and has been featured in revolutionary shows like ‘Tejaswini’ and ‘Badi Charcha’.
DD News mourned the loss of their esteemed colleague in its tweet.
#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 pic.twitter.com/dYKv3S4aCe— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 17, 2019
She was the voice of women and her shows especially highlighted women achievers and their inspirational stories. Sharma had also won several prestigious awards like the Best News Anchor Award, Aadhi Aabadi Award and KPS Gill Fearless Journalist Award. In addition to being a prolific anchor, she was also a critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker.
Tributes Poured in on Twitter
Twitter users mourned the loss of the anchor who had over 20 years of association with DD News.
Heartfelt tributes to senior journalist & anchor from @IIMC_India 1988-89 batch #NeelumSharma Ma'am on her untimely demise today. It's a major loss for media fraternity.— Rajan Jayasawal (@rajan_ruhaan) August 17, 2019
She was a committed professional who worked & lived with her own #BrandofJournalism.
Will be always missed. pic.twitter.com/AQdT8MnN9X
Shocked to know that Neelum Sharma is no more. Lots of memories from All India Radio and DD. The sober and gracious anchor would be missed by all.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) August 17, 2019
My condolences. ॐ शांति। https://t.co/YauorR1PLa
. @DDNewsLive anchor #NeelumSharma who was a familiar face with programs like 'Badi Charcha' and Tejasvini' receiving many accolades including Nari Shakti Award 2018 lost her battle with cancer this morning.— All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) August 17, 2019
Our deepest condolences with the family and loved ones. RIP. pic.twitter.com/fJRUsIseMT
May her soul Rest in Peace....she was one of the best Anchor and..full of decency.....role model of Many journalism students...Her dressing style and way of presentation is always unique...#NeelumSharma https://t.co/bO1cxSXEUj— Pratiksha Sinha (@Pratiksha00cool) August 17, 2019
It is shocking and heartbreaking to know the sudden demise of @DDNewsLive anchor #NeelumSharma. She was a dignified and star anchor. Had done a program with her and still remember our last meeting in IIMC. Heartfelft condolences to family and DD staff.— annu anand (@anandannu) August 17, 2019
RIP #NeelumSharma #DDNews @_niikhii @narendramodi #DDNews, she played a stellar role in many capacities. From 'Badi Charcha' to 'Tejasvini' her path breaking... will always remember her as emppwered women pic.twitter.com/22r2q6t8fn— AKASH BHATIA (@kash_wo_pal) August 17, 2019
As someone who grew up watching DD news and all its various discussions and programmes religiously, this comes as a very sad news.#NeelumSharma had an unparalleled grace and fluidity over the language. OM SHANTI ? pic.twitter.com/OIroxxUfu5— deepeshbhatt552 (@deepeshbhatt552) August 17, 2019
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