17 August 2019
Delhi: Well-known news anchor of Doordarshan (DD) Neelum Sharma passed away today. She was one among the founding news anchors and is credited with her association with DD News for over two decades (20 years).
As per media reports, DD News confirmed this shocking news through its official twitter and tweeted, 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.”
Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shanker Vempati tweeted: “Just learned of the sad demise of veteran DD News Live anchor Neelam Sharma who was recently awarded Nari Shakti Award. Prayers and condolences from entire Prasar Bharati parivar to her family.”
As per Prasar Bharati sources, “ 'Badi Charcha' to 'Tejasvini' were her path breaking programmes that won accolades including Nari Shakti Award.”
She had been awarded the ‘Nari Shakti Puruskar’ by President Ram Nath Kovind in 2018.