New Delhi: Veteran journalist Vinod Dua passed away today at the age of 67. He was undergoing treatment at a Delhi hospital after contracting Covid-19.
A pioneer in TV journalism in India, Vinod Dua worked with Doordarshan and NDTV for the larger part of his journalistic career besides doing shows on other TV channels and online portals.
Taking to social media, his daughter Mallika Dua wrote: “Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away. He lived an inimitable life, rising from the refugee colonies of Delhi to the peak of journalistic excellence for over 42 years, always, always speaking truth to power. He is now with our mom, his beloved wife Chinna in heaven where they will continue to sing, cook, travel and drive each other up the wall.”
Vinod Dua and his wife had contracted the infection in during the second phase of the pandemic. Both had to be hospitalised. While his wife passed away, Dua recovered from the infection but continued to face health concerns.
Vinod Dua is survived by two daughters, Bakul Dua, who is a clinical psychologist, and Mallika Dua, a comedian.