Veteran DD News anchor Neelum Sharma passes away

Nation Next Newsroom | Aug 17, 2019 18:36

Veteran Doordarshan News anchor Neelum Sharma, who received the Nari Shakti Award earlier this year, passed away on Saturday.
Neelum Sharma and President Ram Nath Kovind

Veteran DD News anchor Neelum Sharma, who was also a recipient of Nari Shakti Award, passed away on Saturday. It is being reported that she was suffering from cancer.

Doordarshan News mourned the passing of the veteran journalist through a tweet, which read, “DD News 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.”

Sharma started her career in 1995 and conducted programs like ‘Tejasvini’ and ‘Badi Charcha.’ She received the Nari Shakti award earlier this year in March.