Veteran DD News anchor Neelum Sharma is no more

A founding anchor with over 20 years of association with DD news, she had played a stellar role in many capacities.

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Aug 17, 2019 6:11 PM Updated: Aug 19, 2019 4:05 PM

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Neelam Sharma

Veteran TV anchor and well known face of Doordarshan (DD) News,  Neelum Sharma is no more. She was associated with DD for over two decades.

 Confirming the shocking news, DD News took to Twitter and wrote that the channel is mourning passing away of our dear colleague Neelum Sharma. A founding anchor with over 20 years of association with DD news, she had played a stellar role in many capacities. The cause of her death is reported to be cancer.

“Just learned of the sad demise of veteran DD News Live anchor Neelam Sharma who was recently awarded Nari Shakti Award https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0xjGSn8hPc … Prayers and condolences from entire Prasar Bharati parivar to her family”, tweeted Shashi Shanker Vempati, CEO, Prasar Bharati.

Expressing grief over the loss of the star anchor, Additional DG of DD News wrote on his Twitter handle, “DD News mourns passing away of our dear Colleague Neelum Sharma, 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 progs won accolades including Nari Shakti Award.”

 

 

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