Doordarshan’s veteran news broadcaster Neelum Sharma passes away


Doordarshan’s iconic news broadcaster, Neelum Sharma has passed away.

Sharma was associated with India’s state broadcaster for over two decades. The channel took to Twitter to confirm the sad news. It said, “DD News mourns passing away of our dear Colleague Neelum Sharma, a founding anchor with over 20 years of association with DD News. She played a stellar role in many capacities. From ‘Badi Charcha’ to ‘Tejasvini’ her path breaking progs won accolades including Nari Shakti Award.”

Meanwhile, Shashi Shanker Vempati, CEO, Prasar Bharati expressed his grief through a tweet. He said,” Just learned of the sad demise of veteran DD News Live anchor Neelam Sharma who was recently awarded Nari Shakti Award … Prayers and condolences from entire Prasar Bharati parivar to her family.”

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