Neelum Sharma, DD News presenter, dead

Neelum Sharma had been honoured with Nari Shakti Puraskar by President Ram Nath Kovind earlier this year

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 New Delhi: Doordarshan News anchor Neelum Sharma, who was associated with India’s public service broadcaster for over 20 years, died on Saturday. The news of her death was flashed on the official Twitter account of Doordarshan News.

“DD News Anchor & Nari Shakti Award Winner, Neelum Sharma Passes Away,” they tweeted.

Neelum Sharma was reportedly battling cancer.

“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 programmes won accolades including Nari Shakti Award,” another tweet from her office read.

Neelum had been honoured with Nari Shakti Puraskar by President Ram Nath Kovind earlier this year. The sudden death of the journalist has left people in shock. Remembering her, people from all walks of life took to social media to pay condolences.

Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted: “Shocked to know that Neelum Sharma is no more. Lots of memories from All India Radio and DD. The sober and gracious anchor would be missed by all.”

“Prayers and condolences from entire Prasar Bharati Parivar to her family,” Shashi Shekhar, CEO Prasar Bharati (Doordarshan and All India Radio) wrote.

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