Veteran journalist Vinod Dua passes away at 67

New Delhi: Veteran journalist Vinod Dua passed away on Saturday at the age of 67.

The news was confirmed by his daughter, comedian Mallika Dua on Instagram. She shared a picture of her late father and 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,” she added.

Mallika also informed that Vinod Dua’s cremation will take place at Lodhi crematorium on Sunday.

The 67-year-old journalist, who was a pioneer in broadcast Hindi journalism with stints in Doordarshan and NDTV had lost his wife and Mallika’s mother, Padmavati Dua, aka Chinna Dua, to COVID-19 in June. She was a radiologist.

Vinod and Padmavati had been admitted to a hospital in May after testing positive for COVID-19. (ANI)


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