Aaj Tak’s firebrand anchor and journalist Rohit Sardana passed away this morning following a cardiac arrest. Sardana, the host of the debate show Dangal on Aaj Tak, also had Covid.
Saddened by the sudden death of Sardana, Supriya Prasad, News Director, Aaj Tak, told BestMediaInfo.com that he was stable, but he succumbed to a cardiac arrest.
The newsroom had a gloomy look and tearful eyes.
वरिष्ठ पत्रकार और मशहूर एंकर रोहित सरदाना का निधन pic.twitter.com/YLc1R4DvY2— AajTak (@aajtak) April 30, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah condoled his suddent demise.
Rohit Sardana left us too soon. Full of energy, passionate about India’s progress and a kind hearted soul, Rohit will be missed by many people. His untimely demise has left a huge void in the media world. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2021
Pained to learn about Shri Rohit Sardana ji’s untimely demise. In him, the nation has lost a brave journalist who always stood up for unbiased and fair reporting. May God give his family the strength to bear this tragic loss. My deepest condolences to his family and followers.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 30, 2021
Sardana’s colleague and India Today TV’s Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai took to Twitter to express his shock.
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. RIP— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 30, 2021
Sardana had joined Aaj Tak in 2017 from Zee News where he had hosted a debate programme Taal Thok Ke. He is a recipient of the 2018 Ganesh Vidyarthi Puraskar Award.
Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Zee News, Wion, Zee Business, condoled the death of his former colleague on Twitter.
अब से थोड़ी पहले @capt_ivane का फ़ोन आया।उसने जो कहा सुनकर मेरे हाथ काँपने लगे।हमारे मित्र और सहयोगी रोहित सरदाना की मृत्यु की ख़बर थी।ये वाइरस हमारे इतने क़रीब से किसी को उठा ले जाएगा ये कल्पना नहीं की थी।इसके लिए मैं तैयार नहीं था।ये भगवान की नाइंसाफ़ी है..— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) April 30, 2021
Punit Goenka, MD and CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, and Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today and Aaj Tak, were among many who expressed shock due to Sardana's untimely demise.
Shocked to hear about the demise of Rohit Sardana! A huge loss to the editorial fraternity. His contribution to the fourth estate is priceless. May his soul rest in peace. Prayers for his family.— Punit Goenka (@punitgoenka) April 30, 2021
Rohit Sardana was the sharpest young anchor I have met. Superb command over Hindi, brilliant with his turn of the phrase, precise questions, clear in his thinking, loved by the masses, warm and humble off the screen, he was destined for great things. Our newsroom is in deep shock— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) April 30, 2021