Veteran journalist Vinod Dua, 67, passed away Saturday, he was in an intensive care unit of a Delhi hospital. Earlier this year, he had contracted Covid-19 and was hospitalised when his condition deteriorated.
Vinod Dua worked with Doordarshan and NDTV for the larger part of his journalistic career besides doing shows on other TV channels and online portals.
Taking to social media, his daughter Mallika Dua 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.”
Further, she informed that the cremation would take place on December 5 at Lodhi crematorium at noon.
Vinod Dua and his wife Padmavati ‘Chinna’ Dua had contracted Covid during the second phase of the pandemic. Both had to be hospitalised in a Gurugram hospital. Chinna Dua succumbed to Covid-19 in June after a prolonged battle with the disease.
Vinod Dua is survived by two daughters, Bakul Dua, who is a clinical psychologist, and Mallika Dua, a comedian.