Veteran journalist Vinod Dua has died after a chronic sickness following a Covid an infection, his daughter Mallika Dua has confirmed in a social media put up. The 67-year-old journalist was final week moved to the Intensive Care Unit of Apollo Hospital in Delhi on the recommendation of docs. “Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has handed away,” the comic-actor Mallika Dua stated in her Instagram story and added that the cremation could be held on the Lodhi crematorium within the capital tomorrow at midday.
With an illustrious profession spanning 4 many years, Mr Dua was the voice a technology grew up listening to. His legacy transcends the 80s, 90s, the 2000s and in his final avatar, on digital new age media. He was identified to have revolutionised election protection in India.
wantpassport’s Prannoy Roy, who labored intently with Vinod Dua, stated “Vinod is not only one of many best. He’s the best of his period”.
Mr Dua was a pioneer in Hindi journalism, with stints at Doordarshan and wantpassport. Extra just lately, he was identified for his political commentary in internet reveals for digital media platforms The Wire and HW Information.
Mr Dua was honoured with a number of awards for his contribution to journalism. In 1996, he turned the primary digital media journalist to win the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award.
He was additionally awarded the Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008 by the Authorities of India. In June 2017, for his lifetime achievement within the area of journalism, Mumbai Press Membership awarded him the RedInk Award, which was offered to him by Devendra Fadnavis, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
He additionally hosted applications like ‘Janwani‘, the place the nationwide broadcaster Doordarshan, normally muted to authorities, noticed the artwork of asking direct questions and the way fact is spoken to energy.
Mr Dua at all times thought-about himself a broadcaster and never only a journalist. He was an astute political journalist, but his coronary heart was in artwork, tradition, music, and even meals.
An necessary milestone early on in his profession was ‘Parakh‘, a weekly present affairs present on Doordarshan.
Vinod Dua was an integral a part of wantpassport’s journey as effectively. He was the host of ‘Khabardar India’ and ‘Vinod Dua Stay’. He was additionally a daily on election broadcasting. Extra importantly, when Hindi journalism struggled via its worst section on the language used on TV, he was seen as a voice that supplied sanity.
His much-loved meals present ‘Zaika India Ka’ noticed him crisscrossing the entire nation only for the most effective style.
He was extensively considered fearless and by no means afraid of asking probably the most uncomfortable questions, within the politest manner attainable.
“Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has handed away. He lived an inimitable life, rising from the refugee colonies of Delhi to the height of journalistic excellence for over 42 years, at all times, at all times talking fact to energy. He’s now with our mother, his beloved spouse Chinna in heaven the place they are going to proceed to sing, prepare dinner, journey, and drive one another up the wall,” Mallika Dua wrote in her Instagram story.
Vinod Dua was hospitalised in Gurugram alongside together with his spouse radiologist Padmavati Dua following a Covid an infection through the second wave earlier this yr. Ms Dua handed away in June and Mr Dua has struggled together with his well being ever since.
Mr Dua is survived by two daughters, the comic-actor Mallika Dua and Bakul Dua, a medical psychologist.