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Aaj Tak anchor Rohit Sardana succumbs to Covid

He was a senior broadcast journalist and a popular face on Hindi news channels.

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NEW DELHI: Covid keeps taking its toll on the Indian news broadcasting industry. Reports emerged on Friday that Hindi news channel Aaj Tak's lead anchor Rohit Sardana has passed away after testing positive for Covid2019.

"More terrible news friends. Well known TV news anchor Rohit Sardana has passed away. Had a heart attack this morning. Deep condolences to his family," tweeted journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.

A senior broadcast journalist and a popular face on Hindi news channels, Sardana had left Zee News to join Aaj Tak in 2017. He was the host of the popular debate show Taal Thok Ke on Zee News and was last hosting Dangal on Aaj Tak.

Sardana's untimely demise has left the news media world in a state of shock, with several friends, colleagues and prominent personages expressing their sadness over demise on social media. Zee News editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary and Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter to condole Sardana's passing.

The last few posts on Sardana’s Twitter account shows that he was trying to help people even while suffering from Covid himself. He was amplifying the SOS calls of people who were in need of amenities amidst the second wave of the Covid2019 pandemic.

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