Senior Indian TV journalist Rohit Sardana passed away on Friday, days after testing positive for COVID-19.
On April 24, Sardana tweeted that he tested positive for the virus. However, reports claimed that he passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack.
Many Union ministers, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the media fraternity paid a heartfelt tribute to Sardana.
Modi said Sardana was full of energy, passionate about India’s progress and a kind hearted soul, stressing that he will be missed by many people.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2021
“Pained to learn about Shri Rohit Sardana ji’s untimely demise. In him, the nation has lost a brave journalist who always stood up for unbiased and fair reporting,” Home Minister Amit Shah wrote on Twitter.
Pained to learn about Shri Rohit Sardana ji’s untimely demise. In him, the nation has lost a brave journalist who always stood up for unbiased and fair reporting. May God give his family the strength to bear this tragic loss. My deepest condolences to his family and followers.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 30, 2021
On his part, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said, “I’m deeply shocked & saddened to hear heartbreaking news of senior journalist Rohit Sardana’s demise.” Also, Rijiju affirmed that Sardana was a fearless and straightforward journalist.
Notably, the Indian Journalist had a long and very successful association with the Zee Media, but left to join Aaj Tak in 2017 and, since then, he was hosting the debate show ‘Dangal.’
He had hosted ‘Taal Thok Ke’, a popular debate programme that discusses contemporary issues in India on Zee News.