Aaj tak anchor Rohit Sardana passed away on Friday after being infected with Covid-19. Sardana has been the face of Hindi TV news for a long time now. He used to anchor the show ‘Dangal’ that aired on Aaj Tak news channel. It featured news debates on current affairs.
Aaj Tak Anchor Rohit Sardana
The journalist was with Zee news for several years, before moving to AajTak in 2017. He was awarded the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Puraskar by the Indian government in 2018. At Zee, Sardana used to host the popular show – ‘Taal Thok Ke’, a debate programme that discussed contemporary issues in India.
Earlier on Friday, former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee had succumbed to COVID-19 when he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi. The 91-year-old had served as the Attorney General of India from 1989-90 and then from 1998-2004.
Meanwhile, India registered 3.86 lakh new coronavirus infections in a span of 24 hours ending on Thursday, the highest single-day rise so far, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1.87 crore. More than 19 lakh (19,20,107) tests were conducted in the span of 24 hours, making it the highest single-day tests done in India.
Aaj Tak Anchor Rohit Sardana No More
Aaj Tak confirmed the news on its broadcast with its anchor breaking down on air. The channel’s Chitra Tripathi read out Sardana’s tweets from the last few weeks where he had helped people looking for help, she said. He was very young and had two young daughters, she added, saying “it’s unbelievable that he was unable to fight this.”
Journalists Anjana Om Kashyap and Sayeed Ansari also joined the broadcast by telephone. Kashyap talked about meeting Sardana 20 years ago at Zee News and said she is “broken” at the thought of his daughters.