UP: Journalist succumbs to COVID-19

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Noida (UP), Apr 9 (PTI) Noida-based journalist Kapil Datta (65) passed away on Friday morning at a Delhi hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for COVID-19, his colleagues in the media said.

Datta was recently admitted to the private hospital in the national capital, Noida Media Club president Pankaj Parashar said.

'Senior journalist and a great human being Kapil Datta sir undergoing treatment at a Delhi hospital died today morning. May god give strength to his family and friends to bear the loss. He was like a father figure to many of us,' the Noida Media Club said in a statement.

The cremation is scheduled in the afternoon at Noida's Sector 94 facility, it said. PTI KIS RC