Veteran news anchor Neelam Sharma passes away

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Veteran Indian news anchor Neelam Sharma passed away on Saturday. The news anchor was a seasoned one, with her association DD news for over 20 years.

“Senior DD News anchor, Neelum Sharma who’s been associated with Doordarshan for over 2 decades passed away today, 17th August 2019,” read a post on Sharma was 50 years old and a news website claimed that she passed away from cancer.

“#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,” tweeted DD News.

She was an active advocate of woman empowerment and was also awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2018 and was well known for her anchoring in programmes like Badi Charcha and Tejasvini on Doordarshan.

People took to Twitter and paid tribute to her.