Senior DD News anchor, Neelum Sharma who's been associated with Doordarshan for over 2 decades passed away today, 17th August 2019.
#DDNews mourns passing away of our dear Colleague Neelum Sharma. A founding anchor with over 20 years of association with #ddnews, she played a stellar role in many capacities. From 'Badi Charcha' to 'Tejasvini' her path breaking progs won accolades including Nari Shakti Award pic.twitter.com/dYKv3S4aCe— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 17, 2019
A strong advocate of women empowerment, she was also conferred with Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2018 and was well known for her anchoring in programmes like Badi Charcha and Tejasvini on Doordarshan.
Tributes started pouring in on Twitter soon after her demise.
As someone who grew up watching DD news and all its various discussions and programmes religiously, this comes as a very sad news.#NeelumSharma had an unparalleled grace and fluidity over the language. RIP. https://t.co/SVOacnaO2M— Sreejan Shandilya (@sreejanifs) August 17, 2019
I've grown up watching Neelum Sharma when TVs were B&W and I've always been a big admirer of her. Unlike today's journalists, she was always a neutral & honest TV anchor. She will always be remembered by people for excellent oration, anchoring & news reading.#NeelumSharma pic.twitter.com/f7npKedu55— Ash Win (@IsolatedRambler) August 17, 2019
She was one of most Gracious News anchor— Kaleen Bhaiya/Akhanda Nand Tripathi (@godoftrolls1) August 17, 2019
Shocked to see the news, Can't believe this as she was absolutely fine in march when she was awarded Nari Shakti by President
ॐ शांति 🙏#RIP #NeelumSharma #ddnews https://t.co/fGbw354fEM
May her soul rest in peace.