New Delhi, August 17: Renowned Doorsarshan news anchor Neelum Sharma, who passed away on Saturday, had her admirers and prominent personalities pay tribute to her. Doordarshan, India's state broadcaster also paid rich tributes to its famous anchor and wrote in a tweet that, "DDNews mourns passing away of our dear Colleague Neelum Sharma." Sharma was associated with the Doordarshan for 20 years and DD called her a "founding anchor". Neelum Sharma, Veteran Doordarshan News Anchor, Dies; State Broadcaster Pays Tribute.
Sharma started her career with state broadcaster Doordarshan in the year 1995. Twitter was left teary-eyed after news of her death trickled in on Saturday evening.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Expressed Gried and Paid Tributes
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Sad to learn of the sudden demise of Doordarshan Anchor and Nari Shakti Award winner #NeelumSharma ji. Her long stint as DD anchor and programs she conducted, would always be remembered. https://t.co/hxcWjj5z7b
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 17, 2019
Manish Sisodia Tweeted About Her Demise
Shocked to know that Neelum Sharma is no more. Lots of memories from All India Radio and DD. The sober and gracious anchor would be missed by all.
My condolences. ॐ शांति। https://t.co/YauorR1PLa
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) August 17, 2019
IAS Officer and Director General of Doordarshan Supriya Sahu
Extremely sad news of sudden demise of our colleague at DD News Ms Neelum Sharma. For over 20 years with #Doordarshan she played a key role in establishing Brand #DDNews making inroads in people’s heart. Heartfelt condolences from DD Family. We will miss you badly @DDNewsLive pic.twitter.com/MmYQ1Ne2mJ
— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) August 17, 2019
Fans Also Remembered the Veteran Anchor
Neelum Sharma was and is the personification of grace for women and everybody in journalism. The news of her passing is very sad. Me and my parents loved her work. Condolences to her family. RIP #DDNews #NeelumSharma pic.twitter.com/EjaDaChSNA
— Harsh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@HSrivastava186) August 17, 2019
Viewers Expressed Their Grief
I used to follow DD news b'coz of her, she was an unbiased journalist and known not to mincing her words purely a gem. Her prog. were quite good and she did a gr8 job. Lots of childhood memories are associated with her & in those times only DD national aired #NeelumSharma pic.twitter.com/ig9NgM18cU
— Bharath (@bharath_oficial) August 17, 2019
The Moment She Was Awarded With the Nari Shakti Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan
@NeelumSharma ji was an inspiration for all.
Will never forget the day when she received Nari Shakti Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan...
Remembering #NeelumSharma Ji... 🙏
Video Courtesy: DD News pic.twitter.com/32P9ittE2f
— मोहित (@Mohit_DL) August 17, 2019
Sharma was known for her work in programmes like Badi Charcha and Tejasvini as an anchor. She was suffering from cancer, said unauthorised reports. "#DDNews stands with the family of Neelum Sharma in this hour of grief," said DD News in another tweet.