Noida: The passing away of journalist Rohit Sardana has come as a shock for the information media trade and his avid viewers. The anchor was battling the Coronavirus an infection and suffered a coronary heart assault on Friday morning that claimed his life.
People from throughout have expressed shock over the premature demise and prolonged condolences to 42-year-old Rohit Sardana’s household.
Sardana, who was an govt editor and TV information anchor with Aaj Tak of the India Today Group, is survived by his spouse, two daughters and oldsters.
He was admitted to a Metro hospital in Noida after he examined constructive for coronavirus. Reports say his final rites will happen in his hometown of Kurukshetra in Haryana
ABP News Senior Anchor and Editor Sumit Awasthi broke down whereas speaking about his pal and ex-colleague Rohit Sardana. Anguished by his loss of life, Awasthi stated: “I can’t believe I have to talk about Rohit in this manner. Pankaj Jha (Senior Journalist, ABP News) called me today and informed me about Rohit’s demise. I couldn’t believe it and I am still in a state of shock.”
Awasthi expressed issues for the way forward for Sardana’s two little daughters who have been raised in entrance of them and have been like his members of the family.
“We were able to talk to him the day before yesterday and today he is not with us. He told me he was not in a good condition but will soon get back to the TV screen. May God bless his soul and hope his wife Pramila gets the strength to bear this loss. He’s got two small kids and they were born in front of us. I haven’t seen a more lively journalist than him. Even during his last days, he was helping people,” he stated, discovering it tough to talk.
Sumit Awasthi lauded Rohit Sardana’s journalistic journey stating how he had achieved all that he had on his personal at a really younger age. He went on to talk about how each of them started their respective journey as anchors on the similar time and he went on to attain quite a bit whereas each shared a cordial relationship all through.
Senior ABP News journalist Pankaj Jha shared how he wished the information was not true when he was first knowledgeable about it. “Till now we heard about others dying due to Covid, today it feels like we lost our own family member,” he stated.
“His last tweets were about helping people… He called me 4 days ago to get a hospital bed for someone. I am speechless. It is very difficult to say anything,” he added.
Another senior ABP News journalist Sanjay Bragta additionally shared his reminiscences of working with Rohit Sardana and his spouse. “He was so giving, rich in terms of his words and focused on his health – ate right. Despite his focus on being healthy, and staying fit he has passed away. His demise is a jolt not just to the world of journalism but for everyone”.
In his final days, Rohit Sardana was making an attempt to assist folks by sharing SOS calls of sufferers needing Remdesivir, Plasma, ICU beds, and different Covid associated therapies whereas battling the an infection himself.
His loss of life has left a void within the hearts of his associates, colleagues, and viewers as everybody needs for extra power to his household going by way of the ache and shock of dropping him at such an early stage.
Condoling his loss of life, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, “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.
Paying tributes to his colleague, information director of Aaj Tak 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.
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