Saturday, Jul 02, 2022

Veteran Journalist Vinod Dua Passes Away At 67; Celebs Pay A Heartfelt Tribute

Senior journalist Vinod Dua died at the age of 67 after a prolonged illness caused by a Covid infection. Celebrities took to Twitter to pay a heartfelt tribute to the journalist.

Senior journalist Vinod Dua dies at 67. Instagram/@mallikadua

Senior journalist Vinod Dua died earlier today after a prolonged illness caused by a Covid infection. His daughter Mallika Dua confirmed the news on social media. On the advice of doctors, the 67-year-old journalist was transferred to Apollo Hospital's Intensive Care Unit in Delhi last week.

Celebrities took to Twitter and shared heartfelt tributes to Vinod Dua and paid their last respects to his genius after his sudden demise. 

Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker tweeted and paid her heartfelt condolences to Mallika Dua and her family and wished them abundant strength and tolerance to get through the tough phase. 

Stand up comic Atul Khatri paid a tribute to Vinod Dua by lauding him as one of the most fearless journalists of India.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta also took to his Twitter account to address the huge loss faced. Mehta offered his condolences to Mallika Dua and the family. 

Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi described Vinod Dua as a person with one of the best journalistic voices and expressed his admiration for him. 

Indian television producer and actor Raghu Ram mentioned that Vinod Dua inspired people to follow the path and virtues of truth and fearless journalism.

Following a Covid infection during the second wave earlier this year, Vinod Dua and his wife, radiologist Padmavati Dua, were hospitalised in Gurugram.  Padmavati  Dua died in June, and Vinod Dua has been battling his health ever since.

Mallika Dua, a comedienne and Bakul Dua, a clinical psychologist, are Vinod Dua's two daughters. Mallika Dua took to Instagram to share her grief. She penned a heartfelt and emotional note which states that her father Vinod Dua is now with his beloved wife Padmavati Dua in heaven.

Of late, Vinod Dua was known for his political commentary on digital media platforms like The Wire and HW News. He served a long and varied career as a television presenter and a news anchor. 

Vinod Dua worked at a number of organisations like Doordarshan, NDTV, and was a contributing editor for The Wire from 2016 to 2018.