Television journalist Rohit Sardana died in Noida of cardiac arrest on Friday, days after he examined optimistic for Covid-19, in response to his channel AajTak.
He was 41.
IMAGE: Rohit Sardana. Photograph: Courtesy, display screen seize from AajTak.
Sardana, who was an govt editor and TV information anchor with AajTak of the India Today Group, is survived by his spouse, two daughters and fogeys.
He was admitted to a personal hospital in Noida after he examined optimistic for coronavirus. His final rites will happen in his hometown of Kurukshetra in Haryana, in response to his colleagues.
“We are all shocked by the death of our colleague and friend, Rohit Sardana. This incomparable loss cannot be expressed in words. We express our condolences to his family in this hour of grief,” AajTak tweeted in Hindi.
The same message was posted by India Today channel in English.
“The untimely loss of our dear colleague and friend Rohit Sardana has left us in shock. No words can explain the irreparable loss and void that he leaves behind. Let us join in silence to give strength to the family,” India Today stated in a tweet.
Condoling his loss of life, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, “Rohit Sardana left us too soon. Full of energy, passionate about India’s progress and a kind-hearted soul, Rohit will be missed by many people. His untimely demise has left a huge void in the media world. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers. Om Shanti.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia additionally condoled the loss of life of Sardana.
News director of AajTak and India Today Rahul Kanwal stated his newsroom was in “deep shock” and remembered Sardana as a “sharp young anchor” who by no means “flinched from asking questions”.
“Rohit Sardana was the sharpest young anchor I have met. Superb command over Hindi, brilliant with his turn of the phrase, precise questions, clear in his thinking, loved by the masses, warm and humble off the screen, he was destined for great things. Our newsroom is in deep shock,” Kanwal tweeted.
“Rohit had greater conviction than most. For many, a right leaning world view is an acquired fad, a means of cultivating popularity. Rohit’s views were deeply held & strongly articulated. But he wasn’t an andh bhakt & never flinched from asking questions. That’s why he was special,” he stated.