DD News anchor Neelum Sharma has passed away. She was recently conferred with Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018 and had worked with DD News for over 20 years. She was known for programs like Badi Charcha, Tejasvini and has inspired thousands of journalists with her work on Doordarshan.
Neelum Sharma started her career with Doordarshan in the year 1995. It is being known that she was suffering from cancer.
It is considered that she played a key role in building DD News from scratch.
#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 pic.twitter.com/dYKv3S4aCe— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 17, 2019
Tributes started pouring in as soon as the news of her demise broke out. Her sudden death has left many in shock and hundreds of people are tweeting to pay their respects to Neelum Sharma.
Extremely shocking news for the @DDNewsLive @DDNewsHindi family. star anchor #NeelumSharma has passed away.Unbelievable twist of fate& destiny. Led us from the front establishing #DDnewsBrand globally. In her illustrious career she won many laurels fr us. RIP Mam will miss you.— Chaitanya Prasad (@Chatty111Prasad) August 17, 2019
No no no, please noooo😥😥😥I can clearly remember watching and listening her very carefully from black and white TV times on Doordarshan...She always felt so inspiring and empowering.May her soul rest in peace. 🙏— अंकिता (@anidioticgirl) August 17, 2019
Anchor Neelum Sharma was awarded Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018, the highest civilian honor for women, on the occasion of International Women's Day by the president of India.