RIP : Senior journalist Vinod Dua is no more

New Delhi:
Senior journalist Vinod Dua has passed away due to Covid-19 induced prolonged illness. His daughter Mallika Dua confirmed this sad news in a social media post.

 "Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away," the comic-actor Mallika Dua said in her Instagram story and added that the cremation would be held at the Lodhi crematorium in the capital tomorro
w at noon. 

Mr. Dua was a pioneer in Hindi journalism, with stints at Doordarshan and NDTV. More recently, he was known for his political commentary in web shows for digital media platforms The Wire and HW News.

"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," Mallika Dua wrote in her Instagram story.

Vinod Dua was hospitalized in Gurugram along with his wife radiologist Padmavati Dua following a Covid infection during the second wave earlier this year. Ms. Dua passed away in June and Mr. Dua has struggled with his health ever since. 

Mr. Dua who was 67 years old is survived by two daughters, the comic-actor Mallika Dua and Bakul Dua, a clinical psychologist. 

Source - NDTV

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