Veteran news anchor Neelam Sharma passes away
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 scoopwhoop.com. 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.
DD News Anchor & Nari Shakti Award Winner, Neelum Sharma Passes Away https://t.co/TgfVpfyojM
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 17, 2019
Just learned of the sad demise of veteran @DDNewsLive anchor Neelam Sharma who was recently awarded Nari Shakti Award https://t.co/4i1l3ToQpr Prayers and condolences from entire @prasarbharati parivar to her family.
— Shashi Shekhar (@shashidigital) August 17, 2019
Doordarshan anchor and eminent journalist #Neelam Sharma passes away. Perhaps all 90's kids started watching news those days as private channels were not that significant those days. Mrunal pandey, Ashok srivastav, Rahul Dev and Neelam sharma we're all over there.
RIP mam pic.twitter.com/NxGtL1Hnzu
— Underpaid_Banker (Praphul) (@PraphulSinghMuz) August 17, 2019
Is neelam Sharma no more?I grew up listening,wanted to become a journalist like her.Last time I met
at MIT kothrud Pune at Indian student Parliament as a student leader Wer she was anchorin.she said if she fights election she will win from Himachal!@ashokshrivasta6 @Shehzad_Ind pic.twitter.com/KTiNTjYKfm
— Ritikaa Pandey (@PandeyRitikaa) August 17, 2019
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.