Veteran journalist Vinod Dua passes away

Veteran journalist Vinod Dua, a pioneer in Hindi broadcast journalism, passed away on December 4. He was 67.

Vinod Dua’s daughter, Mallika Dua, in an Instagram post confirmed the death of the veteran journalist.

“Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away. He lived an inimitable life, rising from the refugee colonies of Delhi to the peak of journalistic excellence for over 42 years, always, always speaking truth to power. He is now with our mom, his beloved wife Chinna in heaven where they will continue to sing, cook, travel and drive each other up the wall. The cremation will take place tomorrow (December 5, 2021) at Lodhi crematorium at 12 noon,” she wrote on Instagram.

Dua was well known for his stint with Doordarshan and NDTV.

Earlier this year, Dua was hospitalised with COVID-19. Reports said that the 67-year-old journalist was last week moved to the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital in Delhi on the advice of doctors.

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