New Delhi: One of the founding anchors of Doordarshan (DD) News and Nari Shakti awardee Neelum Sharma died on Saturday at the age of 50, the public broadcaster said. She was battling cancer.
DD News remebered Sharma for her contribution to the channel in a tweet.
#DDNews mourns passing away of our dear Colleague Neelum Sharma. A founding anchor with over 20 years of association with #ddnews, she played a stellar role in many capacities. From 'Badi Charcha' to 'Tejasvini' her path breaking progs won accolades including Nari Shakti Award pic.twitter.com/dYKv3S4aCe
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 17, 2019
The anchor of programmes such as 'Badi Charcha' (Prime discussion) and 'Tejasvini' was recently awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar.
Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar offered condolences to the bereaved family members on behalf of the organisation. Prasar Bharati chairman A Surya Prakash also tweeted, "We have lost our 'Tejaswini'."
Updated Date: Aug 17, 2019 21:38:37 IST