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Veteran DD News anchor Neelum Sharma dies

PTI New Delhi
Updated: 17-08-2019 19:47 IST
Veteran DD News anchor Neelum Sharma dies

Image Credit: Twitter (@DDNewsLive)

One of the founding anchors of DD News and Nari Shakti awardee Neelum Sharma died on Saturday, the public broadcaster said. According to reports, she was battling cancer.

A DD News tweet said Sharma was a founding anchor with over 20 years of association with the broadcaster. The anchor of programs such as 'Badi Charcha' and 'Tejasvini' was recently awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar.

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Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar offered condolences to the bereaved family members on behalf of the organization. Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash also tweeted, "We have lost our 'Tejaswini'."

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