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Neelum Sharma, senior DD News anchor, passes away, journalists pay tributes

She Anchored Programmes Like Badi Charcha, Tejasvini, And Has Inspired Thousands Of Journalists With Her Work On Doordarshan.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 17 Aug 2019, 08:22:58 PM
Neelum Sharma, senior DD News anchor, passes away

New Delhi:

Neelum Sharma, DD News anchor, has passed away, announced the national news channel on Saturday. Sharma was conferred with Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018 and had worked with DD News for more than 20 years. She anchored programmes like Badi Charcha, Tejasvini, and has inspired thousands of journalists with her work on Doordarshan. She was battling cancer. 

 

 

 

"#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," tweeted Doordarshan.

Tributes started pouring in as soon as the news of her death broke out.

Besides anchoring, scripting and research in the electronic media, Sharna was a widely acclaimed documentary filmmaker with more than 60 such films under her name.

#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

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First Published : 17 Aug 2019, 05:50:43 PM

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