Final Farewell: Relatives and Journalists Gather To Bid Adieu To Vinod Dua

New Delhi : Cremation ceremony of Consulting Editor of HW News Network and Reputed Journalist Vinod Dua was held today around 3 PM at Lodhi Crematorium. Mallika Dua and Bakul Dua said last good bye to their father today. Apart from Dua family, Congress leader Pawan Khera, Editor of The Wire, MK Venu, and Senior Executive editor of NDTV India, Ravish Kumar also Gather to bid adieu to Vinod Dua.

The sad demise was announced by his daughter Mallika Dua on her Instagram. Mourning about her father’s demise she said that rising from the refugee colonies of Delhi to the peak of journalistic excellence for 42 years he always spoke truth.

Yesterday taking to Instagram Stories she wrote, “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 42 years, always speaking truth to power. He is now with our mom, his beloved wife Chinna in heaven they will continue to sing, cook, travel and drive each other up the world. The cremation will take place tomorrow (5.12.21) at Lodhi Crematorium at 12 noon.”

He was admitted at the Parmananad Hospital on November 28 and was in extreme critical state health wise. Later on November 30 due to his critical condition he was shifted to Apollo Hospital, where he passed away today.

Since last few months he had severe health issues and was visiting hospitals. He was suffering from lungs infection and also was down with COVID. Since demise of his wife, Padmavati Dua (Chinna Dua) his health started deteriorating. His wife was suffering from COVID. 

Since 2018, Dua was associated with HW News Network. The Vinod Dua Show went on air, on December 2018. The series had 464 episodes.

In November 1974, Vinod made his first television appearance in Yuva Manch, a Hindi-language youth program which was aired on Doordarshan (formerly called as Delhi television). Yuv Jan, a youth show for the youth of Raipur, Muzaffarpur, and Jaipur for Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE), was anchored by Vinod in 1975. The same year, he began anchoring Jawan Tarang, a program for youth which was telecast on the newly commissioned Amritsar TV. He continued his job until 1980.

To produce the shows based on current affairs, budget analysis, and documentary films, he launched his production company, The Communication Group, in 1988. Vinod anchored the show Chakravyuha, the channel Zee TV, in 1992. Between 1992 and 1996, he was the producer of a weekly current affairs magazine, Parakh, which was telecast on Doordarshan.

In 1996, he became the first electronic media journalist to be bestowed with the esteemed Ramnath Goenka Award for excellence in the field of journalism. Vinod was an anchor for the show ‘Tasveer-e-Hind, which was aired on Doordarshan’s cerebral channel, DD3 Media. In March 1998, Vinod anchored the Sony Entertainment Channel’s show, ‘Chunav Chunauti.

He was linked to the Sahara TV from the year 2000 to 2003, for which he used to anchor Pratidin.

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